Webwire: French judge probes phone hacking; MS stricken by DNS fault

A French judge is investigating news reports that the country’s secret service illegally obtained a journalist’s phone bills from France Telecom. The reporter was probing donations to the election campaign of president Nicolas Sarkozy.
 
Microsoft blames a DNS error for a major service failure that includes another outage for Office 365, its web-based applications suite.
 
AT&T claims its merger with T-Mobile USA will improve services and cut prices, in response to a Department of Justice lawsuit seeking to block the deal.
 
Carol Bartz resigned as a director of Yahoo on Friday, despite originally stating she would keep her seat even after being fired as CEO.
 
YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are attempting to revive Delicious, a social bookmarking service abandoned by Yahoo.
 
Researchers expect a supercomputer to one day be able to predict major events such as the recent revolutions in the middle east, by charting the sentiment of documentation such as news stories.

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