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Google's AdMob purchase under FTC scrutiny

Google's AdMob purchase under FTC scrutiny

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It seems Google's $750 million acquisition of AdMob, a mobile display advertising company based in California, has not been as smooth as the online giant might have hoped. In a blog post, Google has revealed that the US Federal Trade Commission has been... >>

Apple's secret "big" January launch event revealed

Apple's secret "big" January launch event revealed

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"Apple has something big up its sleeve for next month", reports the FT, as it's been revealed that Apple has rented out the the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for several days in late January. According to "people familiar with the plans",... >>

Broken down in the snow and ice? There's an app for that

Broken down in the snow and ice? There's an app for that

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There's an iPhone app that claims it can help motorists struggling with finding help in the current hazardous driving conditions, as Britain tries to make it home for Christmas. A new ATA iPhone app from The Institute of the Motor Industry can help drivers... >>

Navteq claims Santa Claus navigation partnership

Navteq claims Santa Claus navigation partnership

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Navteq reckons it's "working closely with the North Pole's Department of Transport to ensure that Santa Claus has the latest Navteq map data powering his sleigh this holiday season". In a sign that someone in the marketing department has perhaps been... >>

Twitter to get location-aware with Mixer Labs acquistion

Twitter to get location-aware with Mixer Labs acquistion

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Twitter users can look forward to a more location-aware service in the future, as the micro-blogging site has just revealed it's acquired Mixer Labs, the company that offers GeoAPI, describing the buy-out as "a major new step into the location-aware future".... >>

3D Blu-ray spec finalised

3D Blu-ray spec finalised

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The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced the finalisation of the "Blu-ray 3D" specification that will see the three-dimensional content hit consumer's living rooms over the next year. Claiming to offer "unmatched picture quality", as well as for standalone... >>

What has 1.3 billion inboxes, 155 petabytes of storage and 350 million monthly users?

What has 1.3 billion inboxes, 155 petabytes of storage and 350 million monthly users?

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Microsoft currently hosts around 1.3 billion Hotmail inboxes, according to statistics just released from the software giant, that make fascinating reading for anyone interested in an at-a-glance look at the once-seminal webmail service. In a blog post,... >>

iPhone prices fall in France as Orange exclusive ends

iPhone prices fall in France as Orange exclusive ends

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The cost of the iPhone in France is said to have "plummeted" of late with the handset price tag of an iPhone 3GS 16GB on an Orange contract cut from 149 euros to 59 euros. The move is not Christmas goodwill from the operator, but as a result of increased... >>

Next-gen iPhone to boast 5-megapixel camera

Next-gen iPhone to boast 5-megapixel camera

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The next generation model of the iPhone is to offer a 5-megapixel camera, if reports from Taiwanese "industry sources" are to be believed. DigiTimes has it that OmniVision Technologies is due to see CMOS image sensor orders for Apple's iPhone change from... >>

BBC iPlayer stats revealed on service's second birthday

BBC iPlayer stats revealed on service's second birthday

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As the BBC's iPlayer service heads towards its second birthday on Christmas Day, the BBC has released new stats that reveal 2009 to be the most successful year to date, with Top Gear again bagging the top spot as the most watched programme of the year.... >>

Modern Warfare 2 nabs Christmas number one spot

Modern Warfare 2 nabs Christmas number one spot

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After enjoying 6 weeks topping the game charts, it's been revealed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has nabbed the all-format Christmas number one spot, according to Chart Track data.Although not as prestigious a position as getting the number one... >>

£200k PS3 "Supreme" joins £300k Wii on the bonkers shelf

£200k PS3 "Supreme" joins £300k Wii on the bonkers shelf

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It was inevitable really. The Goldstriker team, guilty of previously producing a £1.92 million iPhone Supreme, three £139,995 iPod touch Supremes, and most recently the £300k Nintendo Wii Supreme have turned their Midas-tinged sights to the PS3. The... >>

We7 reveals most played songs and artists of 2009

We7 reveals most played songs and artists of 2009

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Online streaming service We7 has revealed its most-played songs and artists for 2009. As far as the last year goes, We7 says more and more music fans are choosing to listen to their favourite songs online and that it's enjoying "rapid growth". "The ability... >>

Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic a success

Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic a success

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Wallace & Gromit are the latest to report success via Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch, with good news for their "Wallace & Gromit 1: The W Files" e-comic. In celebration of the duo's 20th anniversary the first ever digital comic had been... >>

Freesat clarifies confusing iPlayer roll-out for customers

Freesat clarifies confusing iPlayer roll-out for customers

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Freesat has issued a brief statement "clarifying" the availability of the BBC's iPlayer service on its platform. The launch of the on-demand service has been a little confusing to consumers, with the roll-out delayed, and the fact that the service would... >>

BT Broadband hits 5 million customers mark

BT Broadband hits 5 million customers mark

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BT has announced it has become the first UK internet service provider to pass the 5 million customers mark with the milestone hit on 9 December. The 5-millionth customer was chip shop worker Elizabeth Patterson of East Kilbride, Glasgow who has won a... >>

BBC Trust approves Project Canvas...

BBC Trust approves Project Canvas...

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Although its final decision is not due until spring 2010, the BBC Trust has given its provisional approval to the BBC's involvement in Project Canvas, published in a lengthy document available for the public to view. The Trust has decided that "the likely... >>

NASA orders 11 Nikon D3S DSLRs

NASA orders 11 Nikon D3S DSLRs

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Nikon has revealed that NASA has placed an order for 11 D3S digital SLR cameras to be used for photographic documentation - in space.   The D3S DSLRs and AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses ordered by NASA will be carried on the Space Shuttle and used... >>

Dell updates Mini 10 netbook

Dell updates Mini 10 netbook

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Dell's Inspiron Mini 10 netbook has been given the Pine Trail treatment as well as a "fresh new look". Dell promises longer battery life for the new model which it will be offering with optional bundles, including one for high definition entertainment.... >>

Facebook named in one in five online divorce cases

Facebook named in one in five online divorce cases

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An online divorce service says one in five cases it's dealt with of late has named and shamed Facebook as part of the reason for the marital split. Although the bias of the online nature of the service should be considered when looking at the stats, 20%... >>

YouTube latest to offer URL shortener

YouTube latest to offer URL shortener

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Admitting the service is being introduced as it's "all the rage", YouTube has joined a host of high profile sites, such as Google and Facebook, in offering a direct link shortener option. Designed to "ensure that those useful URLs you're sharing don't... >>

Facebook reveals 2009 Memology

Facebook reveals 2009 Memology

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"In the tradition of year-end lists, we're introducing Facebook Memology", says the social networking site in a blog post. "'Memology' refers to the study of how 'memes', or new ideas and trends, are spreading on Facebook". For this year's list, the Facebook... >>

Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition announced

Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition announced

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Packard Bell has announced the new EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition offering a convertible design and a multi-touch screen with 180 degrees rotation that transforms the laptop into a tablet PC. Running Windows 7 Home Premium, the tablet PC offers an 11.6-inch... >>

Apple's WWDC dates for 2010 said to be revealed

Apple's WWDC dates for 2010 said to be revealed

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It seems Apple's next iPhone-related launch may come exactly 3 years after the debut (rather than announcement) of the first-gen model, as the dates for Apple's next Worldwide Developer Conference are thought to have been revealed. AppleInsider has it... >>

NME Radio launches on DAB platform

NME Radio launches on DAB platform

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NME Radio has announced it is to launch on national DAB increasing the station's availability across the UK for an 8-month trial period from Tuesday 22 December. "Since launch, NME Radio has strived to increase distribution with constant requests for... >>