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Noon News: Microsoft Kelihos Lawsuit, Windows Phone Backstage Event, Chinese Military Hacked US Satellites?

Software giant Microsoft has dropped the lawsuit it had filed against a Czech based domain name firm for hosting the command and control centres for the Kelihos botnet. The take down of the botnet was a combined effort Microsoft, Kaspersky and Kyrus Tech.

HP's CEO, Meg Whitman, has reiterated the conpany's commitment to bring Microsoft's next generation OS, Windows 8, to tablets in a call with analysts yesterday as reported by ZDNet. Whitman explained that "Over time, companies are going to want employees to bring their own devices" and this will spawn a number of issues like how to control personal devices and security.

The Windows maker Microsoft Corp. is reportedly sending out invitation for its ‘backstage' event, scheduled to be held on November 7 in New York. According to reports, Microsoft Windows Phone Team, including the heavyweights like Andy Lees, Joe Belfiore etc. will all be there at the event in order to have a discussion on the platform.

The Chinese military has been accused of interfering with NASA's satellites between 2007 and 2008. According to AFP, the revelation was made in a report prepared for the US Congress by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

The daily deals division of the Internet search giant Google announced on Thursday over a dozen of new deal partners, as well as new personalisation features. According to the company, this new move will simplify customers' experience drastically when it comes to the process of finding and receiving deals in one convenient location.