The Palm Pre is heading for the UK, with O2 close to announcing an exclusive deal to sell the well-received smartphone, according to the Guardian. Meanwhile, an analyst said he believed Palm was on track to deliver 1m of the handsets to Sprint in its first quarter, well above most most estimates.
A California appeals court ruled that MySpace – and by extension other internet service providers – could not be held liable if paedophiles use its service to make contact with minors. The NewsCorp social networking site is guaranteed more time in the headlines on Thursday when Lori Drew, the mother convicted on three misdemeanour counts for online harrassment of her daughter’s friend, who later committed suicide, faces sentencing.
Facebook will begin encouraging users to make more of their personal information public to everyone on the web, a shift that moves the company into more direct competition with micro-messaging service Twitter.