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Noon News: Lovefilm Drops Flash, US Disallows Samsung Galaxy Tab Ban, Facebook Dislikes Effin

Recently, the UK based on-demand streaming player LOVEFiLM, declared that it won't be showing movies in Flash player and in its place Microsoft's Silverlight platform will be adopted. This move came after Hollywood pressurised it to use a platform that is superior in terms of security.

US judge has prevented Apple from getting Samsung's Galaxy series devices from being banned in the country. District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request to win an injunction order against Samsung's devices.

Kobo announced last week that it will be launching a "book club" for consumers who purchase and activate their e-reader. The offer will be available to only those consumers who will buy and activate their e-reader before the month of March next year.

A village named Effin in County Limerick, Ireland, came into news after it was banned from Facebook. The reason behind the ban is the name of this village, which is considered offensive. Residents of the village recently discovered that they are unable to register the name of the village as their place of birth on Facebook, the very popular social networking site.

New rumours about the specifications of Nintendo's next generation gaming console, Nintendo Wii U, have emerged and looks as if Wii U is going to be more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Developers with access to the console have claimed that it is 50 per cent powerful than the current Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.

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.