Noon News: Google Buys DailyDeal, Google Wallet Goes Live, Facebook Ticker

Google Inc. has acquired yet another daily deals site - this time it’s the German based company named DailyDeal. DailyDeal was founded a two brothers - Ferry and Fabian Heilemann nearly a couple of years back in 2009.

Search engine giant Google has launched its Google Wallet mobile payment service for the customers of US wireless carrier Sprint. The company informed that it was teaming up with financial services providers Discover, Visa and American Express in order to offer the service, which allows users to make payments using their smarphones, to a wide range of customers.

Facebook is going to unveil on Thursday a new service, which will enable users to know in real time what their buddies are listening or watching online. According to reports, the site is currently planning to introduce the new “ticker” streams in collaboration with some major media companies at its f8 conference hosted in San Francisco.

Microsoft, like rival Apple, plans to charge 30 percent cut from revenue generated by developers by selling apps for Windows 8. The company said during the BUILD developer conference, where it unveiled the Windows 8 platform that it plans to offer Metro apps from Windows Store only, in order to offer secure and appropriate apps to users.

Near about one-third of all US adults prefer to keep in touch with one another via text messages rather than voice calls, a new report claims. The study was conducted by the research outfit Pew Research as a part of their Internet and American Life Project, and according to it, 83 percent of the adult population in the country were in possession of a mobile phone.