Facebook removes controversial feature
BlackBerry maker rumored to sell off hardware side, details of Google's 7-inch Nexus tablet leak, and Facebook disables user-finding feature after another app developer threatens lawsuit.
Break off a piece of that BlackBerry and friend some strangers on Facebook:
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has long been struggling to turn the company around. With thousands of, it could be time for the company to try something drastic. One report says RIM is by diving the messaging network from the hardware side, and possibly selling the hardware division. RIM didn't comment on specifics of this report by The Sunday Times. But RIM did say it is examining a wide-range of strategies. Perhaps new devices can shake things up. Word is that the next BlackBerry phones could have a .
Sony is launching a new Google TV set-top box next month for $200. The only problem... it's Google TV. Sony might have come out with new hardware, but the Google TV software is in dire need of an update. If you're looking to add some zing to your home theater set-up, Google TV still disappoints, as you can read in.
Get ready for a ton of Google news to drop this week at the Google I/O developer's conference. The event kicks of Wednesday, but we're already seeing Asus tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and NFC support for things like Google Wallet. It'll start at $200.. Documents posted show it being a 7-inch
And the Samsung Galaxy S III, which hit U.S. stores last week, could be the hottest phone this year. Samsung is projecting that , but it's likely "sold" means "shipped."
Facebook hasit quietly launched on mobile. Called Find Friends Nearby, it let users see which other Facebook users are in the same geographical area. The idea is that it would be useful if you met someone at a venue or event, and you wanted to add them as a friend. But instead of combing through a list of names, just narrow it down to users near you and quickly send a friend request.
Facebook said in a statement that this was not a formal feature being released -- it was just a test. But the app Friendthem has been doing this for a year now, and accused Facebook of stealing the concept and threatened a lawsuit. Soon after, Facebook removed the Find Friends Nearby feature.
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