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Late News: Google Seoul Office Raided, Research In Motion Patent Spin-off & BlackBerry App World 3.0

Google’s Seoul office was raided by the Korean Fair Trade Commission officials on Tuesday. The raid was a part of the ongoing investigation against Google’s alleged involvement in some sort of unfair trade in the country’s mobile search engine market.

Ailing smartphone maker RIM has dished out the new BlackBerry App World 3.0, which is now available for download. The new app store, which apart from the coming with a new design, also adds separate channels for apps, games and themes in order to make it easier for users to find what they are looking for much faster.

Research In Motion has been advised by a key investor for considering a buyer, or spinning off its rich patent portfolio in order to beef up the investor returns. The advice has come from the Toronto based financial services provider Jaguar Finance Corp., and according to it, RIM should seriously think about setting up a committee of four or five independent directors, in order to evaluate these options.

Social media giant Facebook has finally unveiled the new and improved version of its iOS app. While the previous version was not received well by critics and users, the new version has brought along a range of new features and enhanced functionalities.

Rumour has it that Nintendo plans to add a second analogue stick to its 3DS handheld console. This is exciting news for avid gamers and other fans of Nintendo. According to CNET, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu posted photos of the add-on, which is being called the ‘Slide Pad’.

Ravi Mandalia

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.