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Late News: Facebook Faces Privacy Investigation, Nokia Meltemi, Firefox 8 Beta Released, Amazon May Buy webOS

Social networking giant Facebook is facing two privacy investigations being conducted by regulators in both Europe and the United States. The Irish data commissioner has informed that it will be conducting an investigation into Facebook after it received 22 complaints from a privacy group in Europe called Europe v/s Facebook.

Mobile phone maker Nokia is reportedly developing an operating system for low-end feature phones. Sources have told The Wall Street Journal that the company is developing a new Linux based mobile operating system code named Meltemi which has been designed for low end phones.

Barely a day after the online retail giant Amazon Inc. rolled out its hugely anticipated tablet computer Amazon Kindle Fire, a number of U.S based retailers have started introducing a cut down in the price for the PlayBook tablet by the BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

Mozilla - the Web browser maker has rolled out the beta version of Firefox 8, and it brings along with it a number of enhancements in the user-interface, as well as a number of upgraded tools, aimed at aiding Web developers - the company announced.

Online retail giant Amazon is in ‘serious negotiations’ to acquire Palm from PC maker Hewlett-Packard, it has been revealed. A well-placed source has told Venture Beat that HP is eager to dump its failed Palm division and Amazon is closest to acquire Palm, along with webOS, than any other suitor.

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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.