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playstation3 thumb Sony launches the virtual community for PlayStation 3

Sony Corp. has finally launched the much awaited virtual community for PlayStation 3 game console owners. According to the company officials, the move is unlikely to bring new users to the machine. The new service is available in eight languages and will be start working in Japan, Europe, U.S. along with other places where PlayStation 3 is available. According to the company the new games will contain update of the service which will license partners and events including the New Year countdown ceremony.

According to Sony Computer Entertainment Japan vice president, Junji Shoda:

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walmartiphone Walmart to sell 4.5 million iPhones

According to an analyst, Walmart is expected to sell 4.5 million iPhones next year. Analyst Gene Munster not only thinks that the Apple will sell 45 million iPhones next year but also thinks that 10% of the sales will be at Walmart in the United States. Though the 3G iPhone will not be of 4GB and will not sell for $99. How much these stats are realistic, well we have to wait till the product comes to the Walmart.

datacenterslogo i/o Data Centers grabs $56 million funding

Arizona based i/o Data Centers, an integrated data center services company has raised $56 million in a round of funding. The round was led by Sterling Partners. According to company’s co‐founder and president, Anthony Wanger:

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fcc FCC’s nationwide free wireless broadband plan in jeopardy by White House

Now when the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) was convinced over the White Space spectrum usage, it was White House which ruined it. According to the plan by FCC, the license holder for spectrum usage would have to provide free wireless broadband service. The White House didn’t agree on this and raised its voice in a letter by Carlos Gutierrez, the Commerce Secretary:

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tapio markkinokia Nokia to release 3G modem for laptop in 2009

Finland based mobile maker, Nokia, is expected to launch HSDPA 3G modem by early next year. The company is yet to comment on the price of the device. The device is expected to be sold through different operators and will be bundled with services.

According to company’s vice president for hardware platform components, Tapio Markki:

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flickrupdatedcontactmanager thumb Flickr updates its inter network content manager

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cbssportscollegebasketball thumb College basketball to be streamed live online by CBS Sports

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careerbuilderlogo CareerBuilder dismisses 300 employeesCareerBuilder, the job finding website has fired 300 employees which is 15% of the total workforce. The company has around 2000 employees. The job cuts have been made across a number of departments. Last week a notice was issued to the employees who lost their jobs. The company is owned 50% by Gannet and 30% by Tribune. Earlier this week the Tribune filed for bankruptcy.

According to Richard Castellini, the chief marketing officer of the company:

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emotivelogo Emotive acquires mobile gaming company, raises $6.25 million Los Angeles based Emotive Communications, the technology company has raised $6.25 million in the Series B of funding. The company has also acquired the mobile gaming company, Sennari Entertainment. The amount of the acquisition is yet to be disclosed. Sennari has so far raised funding of $17 million.

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