Facebook admits to blocking twitter following application, Samsung launches a new line of Galaxy-S phones, Amazon enables audio and video in the Kindle app, and Google may try its hand at social networking--again.
CNET Loaded 06/28/2010 CNET Loaded Tech News for Monday, June 28, 2010 Natali Del Conte: (Senior Editor)-It’s Monday, June 28th. I’m Natali Del Conte and it’s time to get loaded. Samsung is launching a new linen of Galaxy phones today. The Samsung Fascinate will run on Verizon. These are all Android phones. T-Moble, AT&T and Sprint will also get their versions. T-Mobile’s version the Samsung vibrant has a heavy emphasis on multimedia with a 4 inch AMO LED screen. It has applications like Slacker Radio. Kindle for Android and comes preloaded with James Cameron’s movie Avatar and the Obama Administration is trying to double the wireless communication spectrum available for commercial use in the next 10 years. President Obama set to sign a memorandum today that would put approximately 500 megahertz spectrum out for auction. That spectrum is currently controlled by federal and private companies. This is part of the SECs National Broadband plan and Amazon launched a new version of Kindle for iPhone and iPad that can play embedded video and audio so say you buy a book or a newspaper that has multimedia content. Your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch can now handle that. Last week we reported that the twitter application within Facebook would let you find Facebook, friend’s Twitter accounts and automatically follow them. Well apparently that’s not working out so well. Facebook has admitted to blocking this feature, we don’t really know why these two aren’t playing nicely. And to follow up on the pornography domain that we reported on Friday. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has tentatively approved the .xxx top level domain to be used for the pornography industry. This will in effect create a red light district on the web although it’s estimated that only 10% of adult sites on the web will adopt it. Still might not be a bad time to think about cyber squatting. And will end with a rumor, Digg founder Kevin Rose has posted about a new possible social network from Google, called Google Me. It could be a competitor to Facebook but we really don’t have details about it. Of course Google has tried to succeed in social networking in time and time again but so far no dice. That’s your news for now, thank you for watching. I’m Natali Del Conte with CNET TV and you’ve just been loaded.