Noon News: Apple Wants Ban on Galaxy Nexus, Reddit Blocks Child Pornography, Pinterest Gaining Popularity in UK

Apple adds another lawsuit against Samsung to its kitty, this time in US, whereby it has alleged that Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone infringes upon some of its patents and has requested for a ban on sales of these phones in the US. Apple has claimed in its suit that Samsung is violating 4 of its patents including the voice-command search function - an accusation that Samsung, as usual, denied right away.

Having been put through immense pressure by users and concerned authorities, Reddit has finally decided to impose a ban on all sexually exploitative or suggestive images of children on the site. Reddit has been subjected to severe criticism for not taking appropriate and effective actions against child pornographic content on the site for over a long time now as up until now it had been dealing with such objectionable content on a slow and pretty hectic case-by-case-basis.

Vision board-styled social photo sharing website Pinterest is gathering speed in the UK market, with the site increasing in market share in the Social Networking and Forums category by a staggering 68 per cent in January 2012 alone, according to Web analytics company Experian Hitwise.

Internet users in Iranian capital of Tehran along with those from a few other cities have confirmed that they are no longer able to access sites like Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook and it seems that the Government of Iran has blocked access to these sites at a crucial politically volatile period.

Vodafone has acknowledged that it is evaluating the pros and cons of a takeover bid for the troubled telecom outfit Cable & Wireless Worldwide. The revelation was made by the company in a brief statement claiming that the company was still weighing its options and the likely benefits associated with the deal, and that it was too early to make any conclusive statement.