Daily Archives: January 18, 2011

On the eve of the unveiling of US launch details for the 3DS handheld console, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has been casting an eye over Nintendo’s 3D health warning. Reading between the eye-chart lines, the AAO appears to suggest the Japanese console maker is being a mite too cautious in suggesting parents should prevent children under six from viewing 3D images on the new device for prolonged periods. Read more

Glee and gloom in equal measure for Facebook today.

The latest forecasts by eMarketer pitch its global 2011 ad revenues at more than $4bn globally this year – double last year’s sales, and another eye-popping feat of scale.

But at the same time, Facebook is fending off another privacy outcry after allowing developers to access users’ addresses and phone numbers. Read more

Many Silicon Valley venture capitalists have been predicting doom and gloom, but this is really a moment investors should be celebrating. Fund-raising figures for 2010 show that the start-up finance business is finally coming back to earth, ten years after the tech bust. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

  • Facebook has booked $1.86bn in worldwide advertising revenue for 2010 – an 86 per cent  increase over the estimated 2009 advertising revenue of $740m, according to Advertising Age. The majority of these bookings come from outside the US and from small and medium-sized companies.
  • Gizmodo claims it has a basic sketch of the next-generation iPad. New features include cameras on the front and back of the tablet, which points to a FaceTime facility; a high-resolution Retina display; and a slot for SD memory cards.

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