Will the move boost the social network's advertising revenue? Construction of the service is said to be slow and measured, unlike a lot of Facebook's product development, with Mark Zuckerberg watching closely.
Sony just revamped its entire line of e-readers, slimming them down, snazzing them up, and adding better touchscreen powers. They're expensive, but are now the e-readers the Kindle should be. So, is Sony brave or dumb?
The look and feel of electronics always coalesces into "standards": the beige PC, the pyramid-backed tube TV, the two-button mouse. At CES this year, we're seeing a new decade of visual language emerge--and it's all about touch.
Sure, the iPhone has made touch-operation a gimmick often copied in the last couple of years. But for 2010, we're starting to see OEMs take touch seriously into their design philosophy with more refined enclosures and smarter software integration. (Sorry, stylus-lovers. Your era is waning.)