Noon News: New iMac Rumoured To Have Intel Sandy Bridge, PopCap Acquires ZipZapPlay, US Government Adopts The Cloud

Rumours are circulating that Apple is going to unveil its new iMac all-in-one desktop on Tuesday, equipped with the latest second generation Intel Sandy Bridge core technology processors. These rumours have come at a time when fans around the world found themselves aching for a product refreshment of the iMac family line-up, the last one having taken place almost nine months back.

Facebook-based casual games maker PopCap has announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based social games developer ZipZapPlay. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. ZipZapPlay is a social game start-up that works out of its San Francisco studio with 17 employees. The venture backed firm is behind the popular Baking Life game and others.

Reports that claimed the new White iPhone 4 being thicker than its sibling have been dismissed as untrue by Phil Schiller, the senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Apple. Earlier, buyers and experts said that the White iPhone 4 is thicker than the black version of the device by at least 0.2mm.

The US government has decided that it will begin moving services to the cloud, some in the near future, intensifying competition in this growing field. Google, Microsoft and Amazon are working to establish themselves as major cloud service providers but analysts believe that the market for cloud computing will continue to expand, providing more room for all three companies, as well as currently unknown start-ups, to thrive.

Sony has been asked by a congressional subcommittee to explain the details of the recent security breach that resulted in over 77 million PlayStation Network users' personal information being stolen by hackers. The letter also demanded more specifics regarding compromised credit card details.