Noon News: Facebook Smart List Imitates Google+ Circles, Intel Ultrabook, Samsung Galaxy S II Not Thinnest

Facebook has launched a new friend list feature, which seems like a page taken from Google’s book. In a blog post, the company explained it was introducing three new improvements to the platform. First is Smart Lists, which allows users to sort out the people on their list based on categories such as work, friends, family and acquaintances.

Google’s Android powered smartphones may have seen tremendous growth, but its tablet devices are steadily losing market shares to opponents such as the BlackBerry PlayBook and the officially discontinued HP TouchPad from Hewlett-Packard, new data published suggest.

Samsung’s campaign of projecting its Galaxy S II as the world’s thinnest smartphone has suffered a massive setback after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), UK had ruled that it is the Apple iPhone 4, and not the Galaxy S II which deserves the title of thinnest-smartphone in the world.

Chip maker Intel has unveiled new features of its upcoming Ultrabook notebook PCs at its annual developer conference. The company plans to counter the effect, tablets and smartphones have had on the PC market, by introducing new notebook devices that will sleek like tablet PCs, offer enhanced battery life and provide functionality equal to a full-blown PC.

Cloud based services provider Salesforce has claimed that the UK government is slow in adopting the public cloud. Speaking during the Cloudforce event in London, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that compared to US government, the UK was slow to adopt the public cloud.