Warrant Related to Controversial iPhone Leak Withdrawn

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Remember the whole Gizmodo-iPhone-leak controversy? Today, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the San Mateo County D.A. has withdrawn the warrant obtained to search the house of Gizmodo's Jason Chen.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Gizmodo reached an agreement with the authorites to give the D.A. materials deemed "relevant to the case" and Gizmodo's other equipment will be returned.

Apple dominated much of the tech industry's attention today with a press conference in which CEO Steve Jobs addressed the iPhone 4's antenna issues that have been covered heavily in the press since the device's launch.

Apple ended up announcing that it will give away free cases to iPhone 4 owners, and will give refunds to those who already purhchased them. That is unless they purchased third-party cases.

Google announced its acquisition of Metaweb, which maintains an open database of "things". This will make search results smarter. That's the goal anyway. Think of it as an extension of Google's rich snippets and search answers. Doug has more on it here.

Bloomberg reports that Dell has proposed a settlement to SEC staff related to allegations about its relationship with Intel. Dell has been under investigation for five years for Intel-related accounting issues.

Skype's iPhone application has apparently gone missing from the App Store, and not even Skype knows why at this point. (Via TechCrunch).

A while back, Google announced that it would no longer be selling the Nexus One phone through its own store. According to Phandroid, the company has now received its final shipment of the device.

Chris Crum
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