News In Brief: F-Secure, O2, Twitter, Virgin Media, Google, Microsoft

F-Secure has acquired Bordeaux-based SaaS firm Steek, for Euro 27.5 million, the company announced Monday. Steek provides software for online storage and data management solutions for telcos, enabling consumers to store and manage personal digital content across PCs and mobile phones.
 
O2 has been named best consumer broadband ISP and Australian communications minister the internet villain of the year in the annual UK Internet Industry Awards
 
Twitter has poached Google’s associate general counsel Alexander Macgillivray, who most recently was embroiled in legal battles with publishers over the search giant’s plans to scan books into a digital format.
 
The North Korean military is to blame for recent cyber attacks against US and South Korean websites, according to a South Korean news report.
 
Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who sits on Apple's board, will consider changing his role once Chrome OS is launched. Schmidt already recuses himself from discussions about the iPhone, due to Google's Android OS.
 
Microsoft has named Austen Mulinder as communications sector vice-president. Mulinder was previously vice-president for worldwide enterprise sales.
 
UK’s Virgin Media is launching four new HD channels from July including are Living, FX, MTV and National Geographic.

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