Daily Archives: February 9, 2011

So, the Facebook phone is finally here. Or at least, the device which seems to have sparked all the speculation: the INQ Cloud Touch, nine months in development, and its qwerty-keyboard cousin, the Cloud Q. Read more

HP is unveiling a long-anticipated tablet device today based on the WebOS operating system it acquired in its $1.9bn deal to buy Palm last year. I am liveblogging from the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, where the news conference is taking place. Read more

From around the web:

  • Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has “started manufacturing a new version of its iPad tablet computer with a built-in camera and faster processor.”
  • Ebay will reveal it’s three year plan for expanding its business, with close attention to Paypal on Thursday, Business Week reports.

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A leaked memo supposedly written by Nokia’s chief executive has delivered a blunt assessment of the company’s predicament, likening it to a man standing on a “burning platform”, torn between burning alive and drowning in icy waters, and saying the mobile phone maker must embrace a “radical change in behaviour” if it is to survive. Read more

While many Facebook employees are just a few years past decorating their college dorm rooms, the seven-year old company is now renovating a new 9-building, 57-acre campus it plans to move into this summer.

Facebook’s staff is growing faster than its current offices in Palo Alto can handle, so the company announced today its intention to move seven miles up the road to the former Sun Microsystems headquarters in Menlo Park.

The barren industrial park will be a big cultural shift from the university neighborhood employees are used to. So Facebook will simply build its own “urban experience,” adding shops and amenities to the courtyard running in between the two rows of buildings. Read more