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Morning Digest: AOL-Brizzly, 5Min; TutorVista; @EarlyBird; PlayBook; Plannr; 2G; UID; Firefox; OpenOffice

Well, we haven’t heard the last of this yet: Nokia has taken umbrage to an IDC report announced yesterday, saying that shipments are not the same as sales, and suggesting that IDCs numbers are incorrect. Details at Business Line. Read the IDC report here.

Twitter to shutter its @EarlyBird Deals, an advertising product which allows advertisers to offer users exclusive promotional deals. [Mashable]

Indian online tutoring company TutorVista is raising $50 million. It previously raised $38 million, and has investors like Pearson, Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Ventures, who hold a combined 55% stake in the company [VCCircle]

AOL has acquired TechCrunch, 5Min Media (a video syndication platform) and Thing Labs, the makers of Brizzly, an exceptional interface that allows users to post to Twitter and Facebook.

A law of privacy is being demanded, and there’s a campaign for no UID in India. Like we explained earlier, the UID addresses the high costs Know Your Customer verification in India, but there are serious privacy concerns. We’ll dwell more on this later this week. Meanwhile more on the campaign, at the Hindu Businessline

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RCOM will become debt free in 2-3 years. The company’s shareholders have approved a plan to raise money through a QIP placement. More at The Economic Times.

Blackberry says that the Playbook OS will replace the current BlackBerry OS.[IntoMobile]

Continuing with its summer of acquisitions, Google has acquired a planning / schedule management startup called Plannr [TechCrunch]

India’s Department of Telecom has refused to clarify on its policy decision related to the allocation of 2G spectrum in the country, according to a report in The Economic Times. According to a report in NDTV, the DoT is looking at a bailout package for new telcos.

Key contributors of OpenOffice has formed The Document Foundation. [Ars Technica]

Mozilla will not develop a Firefox browser for the iPhone, but on Firefox Home for iPhone, an app that allows you to access your Firefox desktop history, bookmarks and tabs on your iPhone. [Mozilla Blog and CNet]

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The Internet of Things Will Augment Your Brain: Google CEO [MediaBeat]

As per a report in CIOL, Often at loggerheads, the COAI and AUSPI are joining forces saying fears about radiation from mobile towers are just a myth. Well, would you expect them to say otherwise?

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