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The Google and Motorola deal is likely to get a green light, petitions for "ethical" iPhones are delivered to Apple stores, and Kodak ends an era by phasing out cameras, video recorders, and digital photo frames.
It's Thursday February thanks -- -- well I'm Bridget Carey on cnet.com and it's time to get it. Kodak is drawing -- curtain on its camera business. Kodak announced it will no longer sell digital cameras pocket video cameras and digital picture frames. Instead -- -- focus on printing photos for at home printers and retail based printing. It also -- -- camera accessories. Could act filed for bankruptcy protection in January and this phase out would see a couple hundred million dollars in annual operating costs. -- company must -- customer service and honor all warranties for its devices. It's likely the US Justice Department approved Google's acquisition -- -- availability according to the Wall Street Journal. The approval could come as early as next week and with that Google -- thousands of patents for Motorola. It's reported that some regulators remain concerned if Google can mean neutral when licenses -- patents. Protesters will be -- dozen or so Apple stores today to deliver online petitions that ask Apple to make working conditions better at its manufacturing plants in China. The -- some of us and change the port. Each have their own petitions gathered -- combined 250000. Signatures. The petitions were created after a New York Times series that highlighted the -- labor and safety issues at factories Apple uses to make its products. -- up and coming photo sharing social network -- has responded to public outcry over its practice of gathering data. From -- and address books with out notify the user -- done so. Past CEO Dave Morin posted an apology is an all -- the data acquired so far has been deleted. A new version the -- app is available now which asks users for permission the -- tablets phone contacts to -- servers. The planet gathering contacts lists -- -- help buying users find other people they want. Expect Google to create its own cloud based storage service according to reports from the Wall Street Journal it would be called drive and be -- direct competitor to services like Dropbox. Drive currently users upload photos documents and videos to Google servers and allow sharing files with others. It launched a few months and offer free version and a premium version with more storage space. And it's also tied to Google music service that lets users upload their entire music libraries to Google's servers. And music lovers can get their fill a Grammy goodness before the big award show this Sunday. Starting on Friday the Grammy slide app available on iTunes will broadcast three days of life is streams of V8 team -- -- to -- for the show on Sunday at 8 PM on CBS. As I might -- is also rate is station playing music and Grammy nominees as -- photos tweets news and trivia. Does your headlines for today I'm -- here for cnet.com and -- them and.