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Tech Around the World: Friday, November 23th

While Black Friday shopping madness is taking place in the North America, there’s plenty of interesting tech news around.

Dreamworks open-sources its internal visual effects software
After spending years developing specialized software used to make one of its most expensive movies ever, is giving it away free to competitors.

European Parliament Passes Resolution Against ITU Asserting Control Over Internet
Today, the European Parliament passed a resolution that condemns the upcoming attempt from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to assert control over the Internet, and instructed its 27 Member States to act accordingly. This follows an attempt from the ITU to assert itself as the governing body and control the Internet. The Pirate Party was one of the parties drafting the resolution.

Almost Everything That Apple Does That Involves the Internet is a Mess
Former Apple engineer Patrick B. Gibson has a provocative post on Tumblr arguing that the power balance between Apple and Google is shifting in Google’s favor.

Google Maps indoor floor plans hit desktop
The Google Maps indoor floor plan feature for Android phones is now available on the desktop app. The post read: "Before heading home for the holidays or out to shop on Black Friday, check out indoor maps of the airport or shopping mall on your desktop to better plan your trip."

Mozilla quietly kills Firefox 64-bit for Windows
Mozilla Engineering Manager Benjamin Smedberg last Friday quietly posted a thread over on the Google Groups discussion board titled "Turning off win64 builds."

Intel?s Haswell Could Be Last Interchangeable Desktop Microprocessors
Post-Haswell Chips to Feature BGA Packaging, Set to Be Sold with motherboards.

Sony and Panasonic have credit rating cut to ‘junk’ level
Things are tough for Japanese technology giants Sony and Panasonic. Not only are they struggling in the super-competitive home entertainment segment, but they’ve just had their credit ratings cut to "junk" status

Enjoy your weekend and see you on Cyber Monday.