iPhone in stores in two weeks, but 'in limited quantities', AT&T staff tell analyst

apple_iphone_phone_iconMany stores operated by AT&T, the exclusive carrier for Apple's iPhone mobile phone, will have only a handful of phones in stock initially, according to analysts who surveyed AT&T staff. Stores revealed that they expect to have the first iPhones on their shelves on June 15 (Update: Apple says June 29, see below).

Vietnam unplugged – country faces internet shutdown after cables stolen

Vietnam faces near total disconnection from the Internet because thieves are stealing the country's international telecoms cables, says a telecoms executive.

After a gang carted off fiber optic lines earlier this month, the country now relies on a single link to Hong Kong for 90 percent of its international internet and telephone traffic, warned Nguyen Huu Khanh.

China shuts down more than 4800 pornographic websites

China has closed more than 4,800 pornographic websites in little over a month, the government has claimed.

More than 270 website operators have already been arrested, and police had been called in to investigate possible illegality in 1,170 cases, according to the public security ministry. The ministry began a new campaign against online porn on April 15.

Sony shows bendable 0.3mm color e-paper display

Updated May 25: Sony has revealed an experimental flexible full color display that is only 0.3mm thick. The 2.5-inch prototype panel shown at a technology conference today weighs 1.5 grams. Sony claims it is the world's first flexible full color organic EL (electroluminescent) display with an organic TFT drive.

Google rises, Yahoo falls, but Baidu leads – in China online advertising

Google has substantially increased its share of online advertising in China, the world's most populous market, according to new market data. However, the global search leader is still far behind Chinese firms like Baidu.

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