News@5: Goldman Excludes US From Facebook Offering, Ross Comment Prompts Metroid 3DS Rumours & iPad 2

Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs has announced that it will be restricting the trade of private Facebook shares to non-US investors only. The bank said that it was forced to take the decision after the intense media coverage the sale of private shares of Facebook was getting in the country.

A slip-up from Jonathan Ross on Twitter has led to rumours that a Metroid game will be launched on Nintendo’s 3DS.

The new Apple iPad 2 is rumoured to have a QXGA screen resolution, 2048x1536 pixels, which equates to 3.15 megapixels - the highest non-widescreen resolution currently on the market.

The market capitalisation of Apple dropped by more than $15 billion as the company looks forward to the first day after its charismatic CEO Steve Jobs announced that he had requested medical leave to focus on his health.

Technology allowing cars to be linked together as a semi-autonomous ‘train’ has undergone testing in Sweden. The trial, which took place at Volvo’s test track near Gothenburg, saw a single car docked to a lorry via a platooning system.