This one caught me off-guard… I didn’t know Bing Maps formed part of Facebook Places.
If you haven’t heard the furore surrounding Facebook’s newest invention then count yourself lucky. It seems that everyone has their own opinion on the new app, with topics ranging from personal privacy to other hackeyed 1984 nonsense. Basically Facebook Places takes the lead from the popular Foursquare service and brings it to a whole new generation of Facebook-loving aficionados.
On 17 August at Gamescom 2010 (Cologne, Germany) the first wave of Xbox Live titles from award-winning publishers were announced for the launch of Windows Phone 7.
Ranging from triple AAA titles (“Halo Waypoint”, “Assassins Creed” and “Crackdown 2”) to popular indie favourites (“Bejeweled”, “Finger Physics” etc) there’s clearly something here for everyone.
And the latest numbers are (from the US no-less) and the Xbox saw some humble gains thanks to the release of the Xbox’s fresh-faced and suitably slimmed-down younger brother.
The Xbox beat off its nearest rival the Nintendo DS: 443,500 vs 398,400 respectively. Sales for Xbox’s other main rivals the Wii and Playstation 3 limped in at 253,900 and 214,500.
Seconds out, round two. FIGHT.
The battle for tabletop dominance rages on. After being seemingly put-upon for what seems like forever and a day – Microsoft have come out fighting and laid into the Apple Mac in a new promotional offensive.
Mmm, nice pie.
It was only a matter of time (10 months in fact) but Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7 has surpassed Vista’s usage figures.
Usage has been creeping up steadily since the launch last autumn, with the defining blow being dealt in July 2010 when Netmarketshare reported Windows 7 grew 0.76% taking 14.46% of the market. Like-for-like Vista saw its numbers fall by 0.34% leaving it with 14.34% of the market share overall. This drop-off is expected to continue for the forseeable future with more and more people migrating to the shinier, new Windows 7 operating system.