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Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
  • With a remarkable 886-percent worldwide growth rate, Android phone sales have apparently surpassed those of the iPhone for the first time. However, according to Nielsen, customer loyalty still remains significantly higher for the iPhone. [From: GigaOM]
  • Satisfied by "clarifying public comments," Lucasfilm Ltd. will reportedly no longer pursue legal action over Wicked Lasers' Spyder 3, a terrifying "laser scalpel" that closely resembles a 'Star Wars' lightsaber. [From: CNN]
  • RIM, which is reportedly engaged in confidential discussions with the Indian government, is disputing claims that the talks involve a government-sponsored (and RIM-approved) plan to monitor BlackBerry devices. [From: Engadget]
  • Just as Sprint promised, the Froyo update is steadily appearing on Evo 4G devices today, although some lucky owners began receiving their 2.2 upgrade last night. [From: Engadget]
  • CBS CEO Les Moonves has reportedly indicated that, because of the allure of Hulu's paid 'Plus' subscription model, his network may finally investigate forging a partnership with the video site. [From: Engadget]
  • Well, it appears that only five signs of the apocalypse remain. Following a similar assessment from Prince, Wired magazine's next cover story reportedly features a requiem for the apparently deceased Web. [From: Gawker]

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