Facebook goes PlacesVerizon demos an iPad app, Intel buys security and antivirus firm McAfee, and Facebook launches a location check-in service called Places.
It's Thursday, August 19th. I'm Jeff Bakalar and it's time to get loaded. Facebook will begin ruling out its place of service to users today allowing them to voluntarily disclose their GPS location with the status of photo update. Users can also tag other friends when using the new technology and your friends can comment on your check-ins as well. Facebook plans to incorporate businesses too and is already laid the groundwork with all the services like, Foursquare, Gowalla, and Yelp. Watch out Slingbox; at the home of Verizon CTO, the company showed off Fios TV streaming from a set-top box to an iPod over wi-fi. The patient company is also planning on allowing customers to store personal media on set-top boxes and stream it over any wireless network. Best of all, files customers will begin seeing some of this features by the years' end and at no additional cost. Early leaks of the anticipated Google Chrome web store have surface. Images of the Webster confirmed that it will mimic the Apps store and Android market place, but just for web Apps. It appears also that Google Buzz integration will be there and will now confirm it looks like developers will get 95% of the purchase price while Google will only pocket 5% mostly for credit card processing fees. Intel has announced the deal to by security and antivirus company McAfee for $7.6 billion. Intel says the purchase will help the company address the inadequate security that affects mobile devices, TV's, cars, ATM's and other gadgets. Finally, if you need to engage in a personal spy game, the Second Circuit Federal Appeals Court has ruled that using your iPhone to covertly record a conversation is not illegal just as long as it's not connected with any notorious act. We stress we cannot offer you legal advice, but maybe you should watch what you say the next time you see an iPhone lying around. Those were your headlines for today. I'm Jeff Bakalar for CNET.com and you've just been loaded.