Noon News: Google Earth Builder Revealed, Microsoft & Sony Delay Launch Of New Consoles, Kindle Library Lending Service

Google has unveiled a new cloud-based product similar to Google Earth that caters specifically to businesses and government organisations. The company revealed the new service, called Google Earth Builder at the Where 2.0 conference held last Wednesday.

The earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan last month have not damaged Apple's supplies or inventory, the company revealed. The company has taken a hit in terms of sales, but has been careful not to dwell on their losses to avoid any negative publicity.

The Washington Post has unleashed a news aggregation platform that will tailor its results to users reading history. The website, Trove, will use its own algorithm to determine users’ areas of interests based on their Facebook profiles using Facebook Connect.

Microsoft and Sony are expected to delay the launch of their next generation gaming consoles until 2014, giving the Wii 2 plenty of room to grow. Industry sources told Kotaku that both Sony and Microsoft are trying to extend the lives of their existing gaming consoles for as long as they can before releasing new consoles.

Online retail giant Amazon has unveiled the Kindle Library Lending service which would allow Kindle users to borrow ebooks from around 11,000 public libraries in the US. The service, which is expected to be launched later this year, will let Kindle e-reader and Kindle iOS and Android app users to check out digital versions of books available across 11,000 partner public libraries in the US.

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