Monday, January 3, 2011

Tech News Flash: Facebook valued at $50 billion while Wikimedia reaches donations goal

Wikipedia turning 10 years old, while also reaching donations goal: The Wikimedia foundation, the people behind Wikipedia raise donations for themselves every year so that their sites can remain ad-free. This year also, they reached their goal. Meanwhile, people are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia this month in many cities around the globe!
[Wikimedia blog via Download Squad]

Vizio phone and tablet coming to CES: Vizio, low-cost HDTV maker is coming out with an Android-powered tablet and an Android phone to the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, according to reports.
[Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg via CNET]

Amazon releases list of top-selling products of 2010:, shopping giant has come out with a list of top-selling products, most-wished-for products and the most gifted products in the past year, 2010. Kindle 3 has broken all records.
[Amazon via Mashable]

The free Easus Todo Backup updates to version 2.0: The free backup manager for Windows 'gets much better' in version 2.0, according to Download Squad.
[Download Squad]

Lenovo adds new model in the ThinkPad Edge series: The newest models in Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge series are very beautiful, sleek and bold. The two sets of new models were announced just today.

Facebook's new value - $50 billion: Facebook is leaping and bounding. Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor has helped the company raise $500 million more, which now values the social-networking giant at $50 billion.
[NYTimes via Mashable]