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Amazon Unveils Kindle iPad App, Switzerland to Ban Violent Video Games?


Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
  • Amazon has been steadily unrolling an impressive arsenal of new Kindle apps, and a sneak preview of an iPad version just appeared today. Details concerning a Barnes & Noble iPad app have also emerged, including news that it will feature customizable color fonts and quick "finger swipe" page turns. [From: Engadget]
  • Another seemingly unlikely nation is attempting to join the crusade against violence in video games. Switzerland has officially passed a law that could completely and disturbingly ban "the production, distribution, and sale of any games deemed to be unsuitable." [From: MCV]
  • Nerdy muggles have been anxiously awaiting news of the 'Harry Potter' theme park for months, and Universal is only whetting their appetite for wizardry with a new video. The date of the grand opening of the park will be unveiled on March 25th. [From: Wired]
  • It may seem impossible, but the vitriol, hate and paranoia over the health care debate is actually escalating. The FBI and Secret Service have both reportedly been forced to take action over different Twitter accounts that made moronic and treasonous calls for the President's assassination. [From: Jezebel and Gawker]
  • Microsoft was recently forced to introduce a browser selection screen in Europe because of Internet Explorer antitrust issues, and the early results have not been kind to IE. The browser has reportedly experienced widespread drops in usage since the screen's implementation, particularly in France, England and Italy. [From: Engadget]
  • The YouTube and Viacom brouhaha has been raging for years, and the two companies are now slinging blog salvos at one another. The barbs include accusations surrounding copyright infringement, intellectual property theft and the downright destruction of the Internet. [From: Download Squad]


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