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Late News: Free Apps with Windows Phone, CES 2012, Apple Store at Grand Central Station, Six Degrees of Separation

Software giant Microsoft plans to give a massive boost to its Windows Phone 7 based devices by offering apps and games worth $25 free to people who buy the devices. In a blog post, the company said that the offer is valid from November 2 to December 31, 2011.

Intel's Ultrabook platform will be touching new heights of popularity by next year. In the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) of 2012 in January a number of manufacturers are expected to launch new Ultrabook notebooks.

Apple is on the verge of opening its biggest ever store at the Grand Central station this week, a new report has claimed. According to an article on 9to5mac a video has been uploaded on YouTube which takes viewers on a tour of the store at the Grand Central Station before the construction began.

The very known and famous concept of "six degrees of separation" has been given a new dimension by University of Milan and Facebook when they recently announced that the average number of individuals who separate two people in the world is exactly 4.74.

Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman has asked investors to lower their expectations for 2012 as the company tries to do a performance turn around. The world's largest computer maker has struggled with a low consumer PC demand and a lot of controversies surrounding its CEOs.

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.