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Noon News: Sony Buys Ericsson's Share in JV, ThinkGeek's iPhone 4S Siri Controller, Operation Fox Hunt

Sony announced today that it is acquiring the shares of Sony Ericsson, the joint venture it held with Swedish mobile phone network equipment manufacturer Ericsson. Sony Ericsson will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony and Ericsson is set to receive just over a billion Euros in cash for the 50 per cent portion of the joint venture which was launched a decade ago.

Social Networking giant Facebook is set to move its servers outside the US to a massive server farm in Luleå, northern Sweden, according to Richard Orange of the Telegraph. The main reason for the move would be down to the fact that the average temperature of the area is only 2C which is good enough to keep servers cooled without having to resort to expensive air conditioning equipment.

ThinkGeek has unveiled a new iPhone 4S companion that will allow users to control the Siri voice controlled assistant from anywhere in the room using a remote. The IRIS 9000, which looks uncannily like Hal from ‘2001: A Space Odessey'.

Hacker group Anonymous has vowed to annihilate the Fox News website because of its ‘unfair' coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests. In a video warning, an Anonymous member claimed that the group was planning to attack the website of the news channel because of its attack on the Wall Street protesters and the entire movement in general.

A new research has revealed that Android has emerged as the market leader in terms of mobile app downloads surpassing iOS despite the fact that iPhone is the bestselling smartphone till date.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.