DAILY FIVE (12/8)

08 December 2010

1. Tech Sector Adds 47,000 Jobs So Far in 2010, BusinessWeek, Olga Kharif

Tech jobs are coming back after hitting bottom early this year, according to economy tracker Moody’s Analytics (MCO). The U.S. economy has added 47,000 technology jobs so far this year amid resurgent demand for tech products in Asia and Latin America.

2. Amazon vs. Google: Who Will Win E-Book War?, International Business Times, Manikandan Raman

Google’s launch of e-book store has put the search giant in direct competition with market leader Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN), unfolding an interesting rivalry in the coming days. On Monday, Google has made its foray into the world of e-books official with the launch of Google eBookstore, featuring the company’s massive library of digitized works online at books.google.com. However, Amazon has not allowed Google to rest on its launch. Seattle, Washington-based Amazon has added two new Kindle features, only a day after the Mountain View, California-based Google launched its e-book store.

3. Google Android phones biggest network hogs: study, Reuters, Tarmo Virki

Users of Google’s Android phones, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S, use more data services than those with other smartphones, threatening to choke wireless network capacity, an industry study showed. The growing popularity of Android-operated phones — made by companies including Asian vendors HTC Corp and Samsung Electronics — comes as handsets look set to overtake computers as the most used device for browsing the Web.

4. Tech and entertainment industries cheer U.S.-South Korea trade agreement, The Hill, Gauthan Nagesh

Representatives for the technology and entertainment industries praised the Obama administration on Friday for finalizing the trade agreement for South Korea that should allow American companies more access to the Korean market.

5. Live @ LeWeb10: State of the Industry, Wall Street Journal

The Le Web conference is a highlight of the European digital media calendar, and we’re bringing you extensive coverage from Les Docks, Paris, today and tomorrow. In this live blog, WSJ Europe’s Ben Rooney (@benjrooney) and Neil McIntosh (@nmcintosh) offer you some edited highlights and analysis from the morning session.

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