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SHOW ME THE MONEY

Posted by Sean Hollister

Endgadget.com

6 June: Last month, Google said it intended to pull the plug on a variety of APIs, including a curious pick - Google Translate, which had actually been getting so much use that it was allegedly causing an 'economic burden' for the company. Well, it seems Google got in touch with its capitalistic roots, because the Translate API won't be depreciated after all. Following a public outcry, Mountain View has announced it will create a paid version as soon as possible.

ONLINE LEAK

Posted by Andy Merrett

Crave.cnet.co.uk

6 June: Photographs of the Sony Ericsson ST18i, codenamed Urushi, have leaked online ...

These aren't the first shots of unofficial Sony Ericsson handsets to leak out, but they're certainly some of the best. For a start, they're nearly all in focus, unlike the blurry cyber-shot prototype we saw last month.

HACK ATTACK

Posted by Darren Allan

Techwatch.co.uk

6 June: Nintendo has said its servers have also been under assault from LulzSec, after the hacking group hit Sonypictures.com last week and extracted huge gobs of reportedly unencrypted customer data. Nintendo's data peaches, however, weren't ripe for the picking. The firm said no data was stolen ...

The incident casts further bad light on Sony, with PSN and now Sony Pictures falling, the latter apparently to a simple SQL injection attack.

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