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Noon News: Apple iChat on iOS Devices, Facebook Friends Video Chatting with Skype, Samsung SUR40, Occupy Flash

New evidence has emerged hinting that Apple is planning to bring the iChat instant messaging tool to iOS devices. A developer has discovered new code in iOS 5 which indicates that iChat might soon come to iPhone and iPad devices.

Taking their relationship with Facebook to the next level Skype, on Thursday, announced that they are updating the Windows and Mac OS X applications which will provide internet calling service and allow Facebook-to-Facebook video chatting facility.

Microsoft and Samsung have unveiled the Microsoft's second generation surface computer, making it available for pre-order in 23 countries. With a starting price tag of $8,400, the SUR40 surface computer has been designed like a table with its top covered in a massive touch screen.

Chip maker Intel's investment arm Intel Capital has announced a new fund for companies developing apps and digital content for mobile devices and PCs. The $100 million Intel Capital AppUp Fund was launched at the Intel Capital Global Summit in Huntington Beach, California.

A group of mobile and website apps developers initiated an "Occupy Flash" campaign to create some trouble for Adobe's widely used browser plug-in. This small group also launched a website and stated that their aim is to, "Get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plug-in from their desktop browsers."

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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.