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Tim Bradshaw

Facebook’s hint that it will be launching “something awesome” this coming week has prompted feverish speculation about what the social network will unveil, as it faces fresh competition from Google+Read more

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Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg has told reporters that the social network is planning ‘launch something awesome’ next week, Reuters reports. There has been speculation among the technology bloggers about various mobile products in development, including the release of a long-awaited Facebook app for the iPad and a specialised app for photo-sharing on the iPhone. Read more

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Facebook is gearing up to launch an official iPad app, according to the New York Times. The app has been in production for almost a year and is in the final stages of testing, the report says. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

On eBay at least, we are already living in the “post-PC era”.

Figures from its UK site show that tablet devices such as Apple’s iPad – which prompted Steve Jobs to coin the “post-PC” phrase – are now outselling traditional desktop computersRead more

Every year, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference turns into “Apple week”. The tech world holds its collective breath for the company’s latest list of announcements.

But this year had an extra twist: a spaceship spotted in Cupertino.

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David Gelles

Hearst, publisher of magazines including Cosmopolitan and Esquire, took at shot at rival publishers Condé Nast and Time Inc on Monday, as it unveiled its new centre for developing and showcasing digital editions of its titles. Read more

Joseph Menn

An explosion ripped through a large manufacturing facility owned by key Apple supplier Hon Hai, better known as Foxconn, killing two and injuring 16, Chinese state media reported. Read more

Joseph Menn

After more than two months of privately and publicly complaining about Apple’s new iPad subscription policy, evidently to little avail, magazine and newspaper publishers are diverging over whether to sign up. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

Here’s a phrase you don’t hear from many publishers these days: “We found Apple were very helpful.”

Ever since Apple set down new rules for taking a 30 per cent cut of all App Store subscriptions in February, media groups and their trade bodies have often been found bad-mouthing the iPad maker.

But as the Telegraph Media Group launches its new paid iPad app, its digital editor, Edward Roussel, says Apple has been “co-operative and helpful” during its development.  Read more

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  • AllThingsDigital reports that Rob Solomon, the president and chief operating officer of group buying site Groupon, is stepping down from his job. No reasons have been given for the former Yahoo executive’s departure.

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Chris Nuttall

Apple has unveiled an updated version of its iPad tablet at an event in San Francisco this morning. We were live blogging below from the event, where Steve Jobs unexpectedly led the presentations and unveiled a lighter, faster, two-camera iPad, in two colours and with an ingenious new case for it. Read more

David Gelles

Apple is returning to its favourite venue for product launches on March 2, hosting an event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where it is expected to unveil the iPad 2, according to people familiar with the plans.

The company has reserved the main stage at the multifunction venue for next Wednesday, marking a return to the site where it last year launched the original iPad and the iPhone 4Read more

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  • Google has announced a new extension to its Chrome web browser that will allow users to block ‘content farms’ – sites with little or low-quality content – from their web searches.  The extension also sends information on the blocked site back to Google, which will then use the feedback in its search rankings.

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  • News Corp has launched its newspaper app for iPads, The Daily, which is available for download in the iTunes store now, VentureBeat reports. Engadget also liveblogged the launch event.
  • The photo sharing iPhone app, Instagram, has raised $7 million in funding and has hit the 1.5 million users mark, Tech Crunch reports.

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  • Verizon has released its first iPhone 4 commercial, thanking customers who waited for the iPhone finally to arrive at the carrier, TechCrunch reports.
  • Google is to launch Offers, a site similar to Groupon and LivingSocial, that will provide daily discounts on local businesses, Mashable reports.

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  • 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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  • In an attempt to stem online piracy, Universal and Sony Music, two of Britain’s biggest record labels, are to make their new singles available for sale on the day they first hit the airwaves, PaidContent reports. The music companies hope that by being able to buy songs immediately,  impatient music lovers will stop copying songs from radio broadcasts online.
  • TechCrunch reports on findings by Asmyco, the Helsinki-based app developer and industry analysis advisory firm, that more than 60 Apps have been downloaded for every iOS device sold -  up from 10 Apps downloaded for every iPhone/iPod touch in 2008.

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If you drop by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday January 19, you will find some great Henri Cartier-Bresson pictures and an interesting exhibition on “Voyeurism, surveillance and the camera since 1870”, but you won’t find Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch.  Read more

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  • The launch of the Daily, News Corp’s news service for the iPad has been put back by a few weeks, All Things Digital reports. Apple supposedly needs extra time to tweak its new subscription service for publications sold through iTunes.
  • BGR has the details of the two latest BlackBerry smartphone handsets: the Dakota, which it claims will “sit right at the head of the BlackBerry family dinner table”, and an upgrade to its Torch model.

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