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Samsung to ‘exit netbooks’?

Plus, Facebook targets mobile developers in Asia and how to stay safe on Black Friday

November 25, 2011

Samsung to ‘exit netbooks’? On The Register, Tony Smith reports on the company’s rumoured plans for ultrabooks. “If true, Samsung’s news will come as a further blow to Intel’s attempt to establish its Atom processor as the chip of choice for low-cost, high-portability PCs,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Facebook calling out to mobile developers in Asia On ZDNet, Hana Stewart-Smith reports on Facebook’s strategy. “This is part of Facebook’s continuing drive into the mobile market; with recent rumblings of its ‘Buffy’ smartphone resurfacing, the social networking giant seems their keen to establish themselves with a push towards HTML5 development. Facebook already launched a HTML5 Resource Center last month, and this focus allows them to avoid the issue of not having their own operating system,” she writes. What’s your opinion?

How online shoppers can stay safe on Black Friday On ReadWriteWeb,  provides reports on some expert tips. This past April, Epsilon, one of the largest email marketing companies, announced that its database had been breached. Epsilon said that 2 per cent of its clients were affected, including major retailers like Best Buy and Target. This was a phishing attack, the same kind that’s bound to appear on Black Friday,” she writes. What’s your opinion?