Apple approves BitTorrent App for App Store [TorrentFreak]

Microsoft Appoints New Presidents – For Mobile, Interactive And Office:
– Kurt DelBene, President, Microsoft Office Division
– Andy Lees, President, Mobile Communications Business
– Don Mattrick, President, Interactive Entertainment Business
Details, and Steve Ballmers email on this, at [Microsoft]

India granted limited BlackBerry Messenger access [Reuters]

Apple Settles Lawsuit Over Online Music Distribution Patent [AppleInsider]

Car Home for Android Gets Personal [Google Mobile]

Reliance Communications may be first in line to get additional 2G spectrum, according to a method of prioritizing allocation. Details at Business Standard. The Hindu quotes an unnamed government official saying taht the policy appears to be favoring incumbent operators. Spare a thought for new telcos like Uninor who’re still waiting for allocation in many circles.

Download: iPhone Applications & Privacy Issues: An Analysis of Application Transmission of iPhone Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) [pdf]

– The BJP, currently the main opposition party in the Indian Parliament, has accused the ruling Congress part of redirecting users from BJP.com to the Congress website [The Hindu]

Facebook heading For A 5-1 Stock Split [Reuters]

Stop It. Google Won’t Buy Twitter – John Battelle

Google acquires touchscreen keyboard startup BlindType [TechCrunch]

Verizon agrees to refund customers $90 million for wrongful data charges [Engadget]

– Microsoft sues Motorola over Android patent infringements. Read CNET and Search Engine Land

Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched online remittance service Click2Remit. [Release]
This is in competition with TimesOfMoney, which runs Remit2India.com, and had also recently partnered with Standard Chartered to launch Transfer2Home.com.

Microsoft’s Secret Acquisition Spree [PaidContent]

IndoUS Venture Partners invests Rs 25 Crore in Monarch Innovative, which offers technology products to broadcast, video and photo imaging markets [VCCircle]

What Can Search Predict? “…we found that search counts were highly predictive of future outcomes days, and even weeks, in advance. These results show that search can predict the near future—a finding that may be useful to a wide range of consumer behaviors (such as airline travel, hotel vacancy rates, and auto sales) and economic indicators (such as real-estate prices, credit card defaults, and consumer confidence indices).” – Yahoo Search

OpenDNS has raised $4.5M from Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners. OpenDNS is a free domain name system, and faces competition from Google’s own free DNS. [VentureBeat]

India will overtake the US as the world largest DTH market, in terms of sheer volume by early next year. More at Business Standard

The Social Network:
– Opening Weekend: The Social Network Tops Box Office With $23 Million In Ticket Sales [TechCrunch]
– Early Facebook employee: The Social Network is ‘just wrong’ [VentureBeat]
– How Hollywood misread Facebook [HuffPo]

NDS Powers Digital TV For 1 Million Hathway Subscribers Across India [Release]