A new rumour suggests Google may be preparing to launch a 7in tablet in June. The company is set to initially ship 600,000 units of the device, which was co-developed with Asus, Digitimes reports. The company hopes to see that number approach 2.5 million by the end of 2012. Though both Google and Asus have yet to make any official comment, the rumour comes to Digitimes from "sources from the upstream supply chain".
France's national information watchdog, the "Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés" or CNIL, is again interrogating Google over its data storage practices. The regulator, acting on behalf of the EU's Article 29 Working Party, has indicated that it is not satisfied with a number of the search giant's initial responses to the 69 questions it posed earlier this year, describing 31 of the company's answers as "incomplete or approximate."
BT has challenged Virgin Media to open up its broadband network after VM complained about the excessive government subsidies afforded to its rival. The row was sparked in a letter to the Guardian by VM's Chief Operating Officer Andrew Barron, who brought into question the funds granted to BT via the government agency Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK).
The US government's chief technology and information officers are hoping to attract developers to work for the government by initiating a new digital roadmap that encourages open data. At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York, US CTO Todd Park and CIO Steven VanRoekel discussed their desire to improve the government's digital initiatives and the importance of recruiting talented developers.
Larry Page showed off a prototype of the company's forthcoming interactive glasses at a Google Zeitgeist event in London. Project Glass, which Page described as being in an "early stage", aims to use a built-in lens display to allow users to receive and share information about their environment. During his demonstration, Page used a button on the futuristic eyewear to take and share a picture of the audience.