This Day in Tech: Apple TV coming soon, analysts say; Whither Zynga IPO?

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET News for Monday, August 29.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET News for Monday, August 29. 

Apple is working on a TV set based on iOS. An Apple TV could appear in late 2012 or early 2013, if analysts are right about this.

Zynga may delay its IPO until November. With the stock market's rocky ride of late, the company has not pushed its IPO. There are some red flags that have been raised in the SEC filing.

There's a way to make money on Facebook. CNET's Elinor Mills reported that Facebook paid $40,000 to bug hunters in three weeks through its Bug Bounty program. Bug hunters get up to $500 per bug reported. One person received more than 7,000 for six different issues. Another person was paid $5,000 for a really good report.

A new light bulb! A 60-watt LED bulb will break the $15 price ceiling. It's going to have the same shape as traditional A19 incandescent light bulbs. It will arrive in India by the end of the year and roll out globally in early 2012.

While the iPhone 5 has been rumored to have a larger screen than earlier versions, DigiTimes reports that the new iPhone will likely have a smaller screen .

Netflix users should pick what kind of service plan they want, sooner than later.

Mozilla is expanding development of Firefox for Android --with the goal of making the browser perform better, make it more energy efficient, and make it fit for tablet browsing.

AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are putting more cash ($100 million) into Isis venture. Isis will likely be a major player in the mobile payment space.

SocialCam (the video version of Instagram) is spinning off Justin.tv.

CNET's Declan McCullagh asks the new Digital Health Coalition why so many pharmaceutical companies are scared to dip their toes in social media. Could the FDA regulate Facebook, Twitter, and Google?

Want to make an app? Make sure it's data efficient. "Bandwidth is not infinite and it's not free," Larry Rau, director of technology for the application ecosystem for Verizon Wireless, told CNET . "It's something developers have to be aware of."

 

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