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Noon News: Facebook Music Streaming, Garmin StreetPilot Navigation, Google Online Ads and James Gosling

Social networking giant Facebook is preparing to launch a music streaming service on its platform, new reports have claimed. According to a report on Mashable, the company will be partnering with MOG, Spotify and Rdio to launch the music streaming service, which will be unveiled at the F8 Facebook developers conference on September 22.

Search engine giant Google has been sued by one of its shareholders for facilitating the sales of illegal prescription drugs in the United States. The company had been found guilty of knowingly placing ads from illegal online Canadian pharmacies. Google ended up paying a whooping $500 million in order to settle the case.

James Gosling, who is known as the ‘Father of Java’, has left Google to join a Sunnyvale based robotics start-up. Gosling had first joined Google back in March but his role at the search engine giant remains largely unknown. Before this, he had worked in Sun Microsystems for 25 years, developing the programming language Java.

Navigation services provider Garmin has released its first on-demand iPhone app to provide users with walking and driving directions on the go. The StreetPilot onDemand iPhone app, which is now available from the App Store, is being offered for $0.99 with a subscription for 30 days and comes with turn-by-turn, voice prompted navigation and traffic rerouting features.

Citrix has dished out its GoToAssist remote support app as a plug-in on AppExchange. The company said that the app comes integrated with the Salesforce CRM platform, allowing support executives to launch a support session from the platform and also start a screen sharing session on the customer’s PC or Mac as well.

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