Today's news is headlined by the announcement that new Panasonic president Kazuhiro Tsuga has been selected to deliver the prestigious opening keynote speech at next year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Held in Las Vegas in January, the event is the biggest technology trade conference in the world, featuring 3,000 global tech firms unveiling the latest in cutting edge consumer products. ITProPortal will, of course, be covering the proceedings in person every step of the way.
Back in the present tense, ITProPortal returned from Amsterdam today having attended the TechEd Europe 2012 conference and a specialist Exploring Windows 8 workshop in Amsterdam. In addition to in-depth reflections on Microsoft's first generational OS refresh since 1995, we now have a summary of some of the biggest talking points surrounding yesterday's event.
Rawiya Kameir also ventures her personal insights today, reflecting on whether or not the banks have learned any lessons from RBS and NatWest's recent PR disaster. With customers still struggling to access their money, the companies have yet to issue an explanation of what happened last week, but have admitted that the serious glitch will mean normal service does not resume until July.
Over at the Google I/O, our affiliates are currently enjoying exploring Android's latest incremental increase, version 4.1 or Jelly Bean. It offers a few fun improvements over ICS, like an auto-resize feature for widgets and an improved Google search. Attendees of the event will not officially get their hands on Jelly Bean-loaded devices until later, but curious consumers can get a glimpse for themselves immediately via our slideslow.
Rounding out Thursday's stories, the monumental copyright case surrounding Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has intensified after a court in New Zealand has ruled that police did not possess the warrants necessary to conduct a raid of the mercurial businessman's home, located near Auckland. Earlier this year, armed police stormed the country estate, seizing millions of dollars in assets including a reported 20-plus luxury vehicles.