Daily Archives: March 4, 2011

Tech News from around the web:

  • The value of Facebook is the subject of two news items on the web today. The New York Post is reporting that representatives of a co-founder of the social network – which could be either Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Dustin Moskovitz or Eduardo Saverin – have approached a Wall St dealmaker about selling up to 10m shares of common stock. Meanwhile, according to CNBC, Facebook is now worth $65bn after General Atlantic, an investment company, was named as a purchaser of one tenth of one percent of Facebook.

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Chris Nuttall

The iPad 2 delivers what many felt was missing from the original device – a faster, lighter, thinner experience with cameras included and thousands of apps that take advantage of its larger touchscreen.
The Personal Technology column in this week’s Business Life section also looks at whether the iPad is a good upgrade for early adopters and a good enough improvement to fight off the looming challenge from HP’s TouchPad, the Blackberry PlayBook and Android Honeycomb devices like the Motorola Xoom. Read more

Chris Nuttall

Apple upgraded its MacBook Pro line last week with faster processors, a FaceTime HD camera and a new data port called Thunderbolt. I have been testing a 13-inch version, which makes a two-generation processor leap from a Core 2 Duo to a second-generation Core i7, for the Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section, with the full review after the jump. Read more