Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has suspended the facial-recognition tool that indicates when registered users might be tagged in photographs uploaded to its website. This move is subsequent to a review of the firm’s endeavors to implement changes recommended by the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland in 2011.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) says that iPhone 5 customers lined up around city blocks over the world on Friday to buy the new iPhone 5, but the furor was tempered a bit by complaints regarding inaccurate maps. Record demand was seen by mobile carriers as the new device went on sale across Europe, Asia and Australia, and the frenzy may well stretch Apple’s supply capacity. The company has booked more than 2 million orders in the first 24 hours, which is double the first-day sales of its iPhone 4S.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has submitted an updated iOS 6 version of its Google Maps application to Apple Inc. for approval but the process might require some time, says 9to5Mac, according to its own sources and other tech blog reports.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will deploy a fix Friday, in the wake of security researcher Eric Romang’s September 16th discovery of an Internet Explorer zero-day exploit. The company officially acknowledged the vulnerability on the 17th, and later offered a workaround. The solution will arrive though a Windows Update and should commence near 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Additionally, Microsoft hosted a live, online Q&A at noon to address any concerns.
Sharp Corp. Ltd. (SHCAY.PK) is said to be in discussions with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) regarding a possible capital tie-up that would entail a cash injection in excess of $383 million. For its part Intel is would like to capitalize on Sharp’s small-to medium-sized LCD panel tech, but for Sharp, the tie-up would supply it some much needed cash and steady customer traffic for its panel technology. Sharp also intends to divest its domestic solar business Recurrent Energy.
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