Tech News Roundup June 29

Spears, DeGeneres Twitpic accounts hacked

Why would anyone want to pretend to be Britney Spears or Elen DeGeneres?  Isn’t that kind of counter-intuitive?

Xbox users in France to get Canal+ films, soccer

Xbox 360 users in France can now watch Canal + TV free thanks to a deal with Microsoft.

The Return of Steve Jobs

Can Apple get along without their CEO?  Remember in the 90s everyone thought Intel was done-in when Andy Grove retired?  Well, maybe everyone was right?

Euro Kindle talks break down with German carriers

Living in Europe?  Don’t throw out your tactile books just yet.

Google mocks Bing and the stuff behind it

Rumor: Zune HD Coming In Early September Priced Between $249-$280


Mobile Devices are the big news today :

PhoneSuit Turns iPhone, iPod Touch into Portable Projector

Sony silent on reports of ‘PlayStation phone’

Sprint launching BlackBerry Tour on July 20th?

This is Sony’s supposed iPhone killer

Linux/Windows:

Microsoft Limits Free Windows 7 Upgrades

Trying to create some demand in a shriking economy

Microsoft to put Windows 7 on USB sticks

File this one in the “Let’s copy Linux” departmentMandriva 2009 is also offered on a 8GB USB stick