Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on six particular stories of interest today.
iPhone Coming to 14 More Countries Nov. 11
The iPhone 4S will go on sale in 14 additional countries — Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania and South Korea — as well as Hong Kong on November 11.
First AT&T LTE Phones Arrive Sunday
AT&T has announced that the HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which will be the first to run on its 4G LTE network, arrive in stores Sunday.
AOL Posts Third Quarter Loss
AOL brought in $532 million in revenue in Q3 2011, down 6% from the same period a year ago despite an 8% increase in ad revenue, the company disclosed in its third quarter earnings statement Wednesday.
Hackers have used a security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to infect computers with the the Duqu virus, Microsoft has admitted.
Thousands Petition to Block E-Parasites Act
Nearly 7,000 people have signed a petition on the White House petition site against the Stop Online Piracy Act, also known as the “E-Parasites Act,” which would increase the government’s ability to shut down alleged trademark- and copyright-infringing websites.
The launch of J.K Rowling’s forthcoming Harry Potter-themed site Pottermore has been delayed.