Webwire: Murdoch faces second hack grilling; Apple, Android fuel downloads

News International chairman James Murdoch was compared to a mafia godfather during a second grilling by UK MPs probing phone hacking by the firm’s newspapers.
 
App downloads to Apple and Android devices are on-track to hit 25 billion in 2011, up from six billion in 2010, mobile analytics firm Flurry claims.
 
Tudor Brown, president and co-founder of chip firm ARM, is set to retire at the firm’s next AGM in May.
 
Google is pulling a dedicated Gmail app from BlackBerry devices later this month, to concentrate on the mobile web-based version.
 
Korea's SK Telecom is the front runner to acquire a controlling stake in component maker Hynix Semiconductor, with an offer of between 3.3 trillion won (€2.1 billion) and 3.5 trillion won.

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