Apple becomes the world's most valuable company
The Cupertino tech giant is now the most valuable privately-traded company. Apple overtook Exxon Mobil as market turbulence caused havoc in the US. The values ebbed and flowed throughout the day, but at the time of writing, Apple was worth $336.65 billion while the oil giant was just behind on $335.42 billion.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales banned in Europe
Legal action from Apple has seen the iPad's closest competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, blocked from sale across Europe. The Tab, which was only launched in the UK last week must be removed from shelves due to a temporary injunction from a German court. Apple claims that Samsung 'blatantly copied' its intellectual property.
Facebook launches Messenger app for iPhone and Android
Social networking giant Facebook has announced a stand alone Messenger app for iPhone and Android, which it thinks will allow users to reach their friends with greater haste. The Messenger app, which will rival BBM and iMessage, will let users contact both their Facebook friends and phone contacts, who will receive notifications and texts to inform them of your correspondence.
Link: Facebook Blog
Nokia putting Symbian out to pasture in America
The launch of Windows Phone handsets will see Nokia cease to launch Symbian-based handsets in the United States. In an interview with AllThingsD, Nokia's US chief says the company is going all in with Windows Phone, hinting that the company sees Microsoft's OS as a last throw of the dice across the pond.
Amazon's top sellers are baseball bats and batons
The ongoing rioting and looting across the UK is encouraging people to take the defence of their homes into their own hands. Sales of aluminium baseball bats have rocketed by some 6,000 per cent, while sales of batons are up over 4,000 per cent.