Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech stories so far. We’ll cover a few of these throughout the day but feel free to get a head start.
Google Starts Censoring BitTorrent, RapidShare and More
Seemingly under pressure from the entertainment industry, Google has begun blocking certain piracy-related search terms from showing up in its “autocomplete” and “instant” search features. You can still get search results for these terms, Google just isn’t offering suggestions or previews for them.
Motorola feels pressure from Verizon iPhone
While AT&T may feel the sting of a Verizon iPhone, Motorola could feel it even more. Several of its phones—particularly the Droid and Droid X—have been big sellers for Verizon in the iPhone’s absence. Now that the iPhone’s coming, Motorola “expects a net loss of $26 million to $62 million in the first quarter of 2011,” according to CNET.
Exclusive: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (PlayStation Phone) preview
Engadget gets an up-close look at the impending PlayStation Phone, a Sony Ericsson Android jobber with a slide-up screen that reveals a full gamepad.
Check Out Big Pictures Of Android 3.0, Google’s Tablet Operating System
Link: Business Insider
Google’s tablet-specific operating system, Android 3.0—also known as Honeycomb—has made its way into the hands of software developers. The interface is completely overhauled, as evidenced by the recently released screenshots of various features and programs.
Netflix Gets Social: “Extensive” Facebook Integration is Coming
Link: All Things Digital
As further proof that Facebook needs to be integrated into everything, Netflix is working on “extensive” Facebook integration.
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