Facebook: The house we all built is going public
Facebook has officially filed papers to the US Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of its Initial Public Offering, which will raise $5 billion in cash and value the company at anywhere between $75 billion and $100 billion. Facebook has not revealed how many shares it will be offering and how much they will be priced at, but with Zuckerberg soon having to answer to shareholders, things are about to change.
Next-gen iPod nano could regain the camera
Before the release of the latest iPod nano in October, pictures surfaced of the new watch-face sized device sporting a rear facing camera. Well more snaps have emerged suggesting that Apple is hoping to bring a snapper back to the device with a later 2012 refresh. According to Applepro.com the camera would be a less-than-stellar 1.3-megapixels.
Galaxy Tab 10.1N survives potential Germany ban
In a rare victory for Samsung in its worldwide battle against the hordes of Apple lawyers, a Germany court has ruled that the already-tweaked Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet and the Galaxy Nexus smartphone do not violate any Apple patents. A judge in Munich said: "Samsung has shown that it is more likely than not that the patent will be revoked because of a technology that was already on the market before the intellectual property had been filed for protection."
PlayStation Vita games will be cheaper to download
Following the Japanese model, US gamers (and one would assume UK gamers) will be able to buy PlayStation Vita titles cheaper from the PSN store than physical out-of-the-box copies. There's no news yet on just how much we'll save when the console launches in the UK later this month, but reports say games will be around 10 per cent cheaper.
Apple approaching component suppliers for iTV
Industry analyst Gene Munster has been a good source of information on Apple's rumoured iTV plans and a note to investors this week claims that the company is in talks with component suppliers as it seeks to put the device into production. Munster says “major TV component supplier" has been in contacted by Apple.