Late News: AMD Aiming To Steal Intel’s Thunder, Facebook Deals Launched, Oracle CFO Resigns

AMD is hoping to take a bit out of Intel's CPU share with its 32-nonometre graphics-toting APU silicon later this year. The company's Llano-based chips are unlikely to outpace Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs in terms of pure number crunching grunt but will have the edge when it comes to graphics performance

Nintendo 3DS hand held game console somehow disappointed the company with sales figures below expectations since its launch late last month. The console sold 113,000 units in UK within the 1st week of its launch itself, but the figure was remarkably lower than what Nintendo had expected.

Social networking giant Facebook has begun testing its Facebook Deals platform in five US cities, with a nation-wide roll-out on the cards. Facebook Deals, which will allow users to access deals offered by local businesses, will go live in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco

Business software firm Oracle has announced that its chief financial officer Jeff Epstein has resigned from his post after two and a half years on the job. His position is being filled by Oracle president and former CFO Safra Catz, who has three years of experience as the company’s CFO.

Google has offered a rare glimpse into the physical and virtual security measures it deploys at its data centres to protect user data. Google has always been secretive about its data centres in order to hide its practices from competitors and maintain its competitive edge.