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A week in tech, August 1-4

A round-up of all the latest tech news.
Japan

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ò Sony, Matsushita, Sharp, Toshiba and Hitachi, the Japanese consumer-electronics giants, announced an agreement to develop a joint standard for internet-connected TVs. Under the alliance, the group plans to establish a common standard for aspects of internet TV such as the OS, security, copyright protection and network connectivity. The move is aimed to make it easier for content makers to produce viewing material for televisions that link to the web. Industry observers are saying that the alliance might push rivals overseas either to develop alternatives in competition, or adopt the planned Japanese standard. For the OS, companies have decided to adopt Linux, rather than MicrosoftÆs Windows system. Beyond that, the...
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