Wednesday, 29 February 2012

[TechRepublic] Facebook headlines new mobile working group

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Editor's note
It has been a busy few days on the tech circuit. Facebook has joined forces with the likes of Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera and Nokia to create a group focused on improving mobile browsers, Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 betas appeared overnight, and 10,000 Raspberry Pis disappeared the moment they went on sale. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a Pi, I'd love to hear from you. -- Chris

Facebook headlines new mobile working group

A new W3C community group focusing on mobile browsing has been formed, without any participation so far from Apple or Google. Read more

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The $35 Raspberry Pi computer goes on sale

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