Noon News: Galaxy S3 Confirmed for SA, iPad 3 Retina Display, YouTube $100 Million Splurge, Pinterest Copyright Jitters

A local South African mobile network operator, MTN, has officially confirmed that it will bring the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the country. Mike Fairon, the head of development and innovation at the mobile network, told Mybroadband.co.za "MTN has ranged the Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung [Galaxy] S3 as alternatives to the Samsung Nexus, as we believe they provide greater benefits to customers".

On the matter of iPad 3 rumours, some are eccentric, some are based on wishful thinking, while others keep on coming back before finally some leaked picture or video brings almost certain confirmation. One feature that falls into the last category is the Retina Display that is now considered as a sure thing, when it comes to the screen resolution of the upcoming third generation Apple tablet.

Google owned online video sharing portal YouTube has gone through some major revamp recently in order to enhance the quality of the site's content. As a part of this move, the company has poured in a hefty $100 million capital for 96 new video channels and has hired a handful of Hollywood talents to develop and produce content.

Google always maintains a minimalist home page without any extra gizmos or buttons expect the bare essentials. However, the web search giant has decided to make an exception in this rule for Google+, its social networking website. In the update to be launched very soon, Google has decided to add a share button towards the upper right hand corner of the search page.

In an attempt to shrug away any copyright infringement charges that may be in the making, the virtual pinboard site, Pinterest, has made available a line of code that will enable concerned sites to opt-out from being featured on the site. The site came under scrutiny earlier in the month after it had refused to disclose its potential monetisation efforts and allegedly pocketed revenues by messing around with the links included in the user posts on the site, known as ‘pins'.