Google confirms Android event on Jan. 5

Google Inc. has announced an Android related press conference for January 5, where the company is rumored to officially unveil its Google Phone. See full article.

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Nokia opens new front in Apple patent battle

The world's top mobile phone maker Nokia launched a new patent broadside against Apple, escalating a battle for control of the smartphone market that has already led to a flurry of lawsuits. See full article.

Facebook, Twitter top list of weird stories in 2009

From the German town that unwittingly advertised pornography on its website to the American who interrupted his wedding to update his Facebook and Twitter accounts, the world was full of weird stories in 2009. See full article.

O2 says iPhone demand strained London network

Apple's data-hungry iPhone at times overwhelmed operator O2's network in London during the last six months but additional capacity helped ease the problem by December, O2 said on Tuesday. See full article.

Microsoft pegs China search market as top priority

China is a vital market for Microsoft's Web search business, as it chases leaders Baidu Inc and Google in the world's biggest Internet market, the world's largest software maker said. See full article.

U.S. hacker pleads guilty, faces 17 to 25 years

A 28-year-old college dropout pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he stole tens of millions of payment card numbers by breaking into corporate computer systems. See full article.