Here’s the latest action:
It’s a pirate’s life for Asia — A new study indicates that software piracy is growing rapidly in Asia where the number of computer owners continues to skyrocket.
Street View’s prying eyes — Google must reshoot footage for its maps Street View tool in Japan after receiving complaints that the cameras were mounted high enough to see over residents’ fences. Earlier this week, the search company was banned from collecting images in Greece, also due to privacy concerns.
Clearwire, Cisco join forces for 4G — The wireless networking company tapped Cisco to provide the infrastructure for its next-generation WiMax service. InformationWeek has the details .
Arizona to house world’s largest solar plant — Mohave Sun Power announced plans for a 4,000-acre concentrating solar array to be completed by 2013. Reuters has more .
Beware of Twitter, WSJ staffers — The Wall Street Journal issued a code of "professional conduct" to its staff in regards to use of social sites like Facebook and Twitter, where unassuming reporters might accidentally friend confidential sources or tweet proprietary information.
Yahoo cuts staff, remains bloated — The online search company still has way too many employees working on too few product, even after significant layoffs. paidContent has some possible answers .
You’ve been served, Hollywood — Real Networks is suing six movie studios for preventing consumers from making "fair use" copies of their DVDs, alleging antitrust violations .
Twitter retreats on @-reply change — After facing a wall of user complaints, the microblogging site has replaced @-replies in members’ feeds even if they don’t follow the users that the comments are directed to. See what Biz Stone had to say to CNet .
New PlayStation to make its debut — It’s possible (though unconfirmed) that Sony will unveil the newest version of the PS3 at this year’s upcoming E3 Expo. Feed the rumor mill on PSLS .
eBay 1, L’Oreal 0 — A French court struck down cosmetic maker L’Oreal’s claim that auction site eBay is falsely profiting from the sale of counterfeit products under its brand. The ruling states that the site takes reasonable action to purge fake items.