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AMNews: Teenager Admits Crime On Facebook, Gree Announces OpenFeint Acquisition, Google Chrome OS On Monthly Subscriptions

A 16-year old teenager has admitted on social networking Facebook that he has caused damage to a public library in Portsmouth. Portsmouth's The News newspaper wrote that the teenager originally denied any accusations but admitted to the criminal damage when confronted with a transcript of a conversation he had on Facebook with a friend.

Japanese social networking firm Gree has announced its plans to acquire mobile-based social gaming network OpenFeint. The company will pay $104 million to acquire the social gaming network, which offers a social platform to around 5,000 Android and iOS games including Tiny Wings and Fruit Ninja.

Facebook’s new safety and security tools have failed to impress security experts, who are claiming that the social network has a long way to go before it becomes secure. The social networking giant rolled out some new security and safety features that offer greater protection when signing in and additional tools to report misconduct and bullying on the platform.

According to recent rumours, Google is planning to release its Chrome OS on notebooks using a monthly subscription plan. If these rumours are accurate, users will have to pay a $10-$20 monthly fee as a subscription.

T-Mobile will be launching four new Android Smartphones this summer in UK, the company has revealed. The new Smartphones appeared on the company’s UK website are the Samsung Galaxy S II, the HTC ChaCha Smartphone, LG’s Optimus 3D and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.