News In Brief: Samsung, UK Conservative Party, Tinet, Baidu

Samsung Electronics has expanded its application store, Samsung Apps to the  Omnia II (I8000) and OmniaLite (B7300, I329) users in Singapore, Germany, Brazil and China. Samsung already launched its app store in the UK, France and Italy. 

The UK Conservative Party said it would introduce a Cyber Threat and Assessment Centre to act as a single reporting point for all cyber security incidents if it is elected. The opposition argues that the current Operations Centre, which is still not functional, is ill-placed to deal with the nature of global cyber attacks because it is intended only to analyse the threats, rather than do anything about them.
Tinet, previously Tiscali’s international carrier arm, has signed up as a partner with China Telecom to provide international Ethernet private line service to businesses customers. Tinet will offer Layer 2 Ethernet to through 220 POPs in mainland China, 70 POPs in Europe and 15 POPs elsewhere.
Baidu has announced the departure of its second senior executive in ten days. CTO Li Yinan resigned from the Chinese search firm yesterday for personal reasons and will join Umessage as CEO. He follows COO Peng Ye who also left  for “personal reasons.”