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By Brenton Currie     Jul 5, 2009 in Technology
From an Apple patent for 'active packaging' to the release of Firefox 3.5, the tech world had a busy week. Also back at work was Steve Jobs, and Apple is still battling to keep cloning of its products at bay.
Apple Mac cloning not stopping any time soon - David Goldsmith reports that Psystar has emerged from chapter 11 and Germany's PearC is expanding its borders. The legal race with Apple is only just beginning.
Apple looking at 'active packaging' for iPods, iPhone -
Apple is reportedly looking at using new technology inside their iPod and iPhone packaging which would provide power to the devices and allow them to display promotional videos and receive updates whilst on store shelves.
Firefox 3.5 now available - Mozilla released this week the latest version of its open source Internet browser, Firefox. According to developers, Firefox 3.5 is faster, more adapted and more secure says Matthew Moran.
Twitter Not Happy With The Name Tweet In Third-Party Applications - Twitter asked a company to remove tweet from it's third party Twitter application name because it was too similair to the actual Twitter site KJ Mullins reports.
Hit video site Hulu coming to Britain this Fall - The move, which signals Hulu's first international presence outside of the United States, will provide Brits with commercially supported TV shows and movies online.
France continues to plan tough new laws for the Internet - The French government is actively looking for new methods of penalising illegal file downloading from the Net, and is also examining ways of embedding emails and forums within a legal framework. The new law will be presented to parliament on July 20.
Microsoft starts Tweeting - It's not often that software giant Microsoft is behind when it comes to the latest technology. That makes today's milestone all the more remarkable.
The Pirate Bay acquired by Swedish software firm for $7.7 million - A Swedish Software Firm called Global Gaming Factory X has announced it has purchased the online file sharing site 'The Pirate Bay' for $7.7 million (60 million Swedish crowns).
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