Monday Morning Cyber Corner

IN THE NEWS: FIGHT AT CHINESE FACTOR THAT MAKES iPHONES

BEIJING (AP) -- The company that makes Apple's iPhones has stopped production at one of its plants -- this after a fight that it said involved as many as 2,000 employees. Foxconn Technology Group and police say the fight broke out yesterday at a privately managed dormitory near the factory, located in northern China. The official Chinese news agency says the brawl was brought under control after 10 hours. Foxconn says production at the factory will resume tomorrow. But it wouldn't confirm whether the factory in question makes the Apple smartphone.

IN THE NEWS: BLACKBERRY OUTAGE

TORONTO (AP) -- Timing is everything in life -- and the timing couldn't have been much worse the other day for Research in Motion, makers of the Blackberry smartphone. The chief executive of the scuffling company issued an apology Friday for a service outage that struck Europe and Africa. The outage and its scope would have been bad enough on its own. But it also came the same day Apple released its new iPhone 5. Blackberry resolved the outage issue later the same day. But the service disruption brought up unpleasant memories of last year's troubles with emails and chat messages that left many users out of touch for up to three days.

ON THE WEB: EMMY AWARDS

CYBERSPACE (AP) -- Watching the big football game last night? Or just hanging out with family and friends instead? If you ended up missing the Emmy Awards last night and want to find out who won, you can trip over to the official site for the awards for the official list and clips of the show and what happened backstage. You can also check out Twitter or Facebook to find out about an elaborate prank pulled off by host Jimmy Kimmel to goose up the viewership during the broadcast.

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Online:

Emmy site: http://www.emmys.com

ABC site: http://www.abc.com

Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com

Twitter site: http://www.twitter.com

IN STORES: GOOGLE SHUTTING MUSIC DOWNLOAD SERVICE IN CHINA

BEIJING (AP) -- Google says it's closing a music download service in China -- because so few people were using it. Google launched the music site in 2009 as a legal alternative to Chinese pirate web sites. To make money, it shared ad revenue with music companies. But now, Google says the service is getting such low support, it's pulling the plug. The move will further reduce Google's presence in China, which is the world's most populous Internet market. Two years ago, Google shut off the tap for its mainland search engine in a dispute over censorship and computer hacking.

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Online:

Google site: http://www.google.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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