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CNET Update: Facebook removes controversial feature

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CNET Update: Facebook removes controversial feature

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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 suit.

It's time to break off looking for that Blackberry and friends -- strangers on FaceBook. I'm Bridget Carey and it if -- CNET update. Blackberry maker Research in Motion has long been struggling to thrive in turn the company around. But thousands of layoffs aren't -- could be time for the company to try something drastic. And one report says Research in Motion is considering to split itself into two companies deny the sophomore and messaging network from the hardware and -- -- it'll sell the hardware division is some logic tech company. This report -- and the British newspaper the Sunday Times about any sources named. Research in Motion didn't comment on the specifics. It just said that it is examining -- wide range of strategies -- personally see it that new Blackberry ten operating system can shake things up. It's got a whole new interface and a touch screen keyboard that can predict the next words you're likely to type -- after that way. It'll come out later this year but there's no official date yet -- -- we'll see this new blackberries. Sony is launching a new Google TV set top box next month for 200 dollars the only problem. Is that it's Google TV. Sony might have come out new hardware but the Google TV software is in dire need of an update if you're looking to add -- exiting your home theater set -- Google TV with clients as you carry in our full review. Get ready for a -- abilities to drop this week at Google I O developers conference. This event kicks off Wednesday -- already seen leaks back and images about the nexus tablet. Google plans to show off documents posted on his meadows showed the seven inch Asus tablet with Android four point one jelly bean plant and its -- support. For things like Google wallet they'll start at 200 bucks and the Samsung galaxy S three which -- US stores last week. Could be hot -- this year Samsung is projecting that ten million galaxy S -- will be sold by end of July but it's likely they need handling them shipped. Ace that test looking and a controversial. Feature -- -- testing on mobile. Government should -- -- other FaceBook users geographically. Near area it was called. Find friends nearby and the -- deep in app. -- I have if you met someone had and you -- -- -- item as a friend on FaceBook. Instead of hunting during aims you can just narrow it down to strangers near you could make a friend -- -- -- but says this wasn't a former released it was just -- -- but another app has already been doing the same thing for a year now it's called friend them. The creators of friend and accused FaceBook of stolen idea and threatened if there shortly after they -- remove the feature. That's your tech news update -- today for more stories and Asia this cnet.com slash update our state -- in New -- -- --
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