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NEWS AND VIEWS

 Happy New Year! Welcome to this weeks News and Views…

Well now the festive period has finally finished, let’s have a sneak peek at what to expect in 2012!!

Orange has entered the Tablet wars by introducing a Tablet called The Tahiti. The Tahiti is priced at the lower end of the market steering away from competing with the likes of the iPad. It does, however, challenge Amazon Kindle Fire (UK launch date TBC). Will a contract tablet that requires a 24 month contract sign up create enough consumer interest?

 Orange tackles tablet market with low-priced Android device - Brand Republic News

 For all you techies out there, check out these cute and super-smart Karotz! These bunnies are designed to update your Facebook and Twitter pages using an app designed for Apple and Android. The gadget can share what they see and hear through microphone and camera and are the ultimate digital pet!

 Karotz: A Cute Rabbit That Sends Tweets, Updates Facebook Status

 A giant leap for digital! For the first time in History, US digital sales have overtaken physical music sales for singles and albums. This has massive implications for the future of music as Amazon and iTunes becomes leaders in the digital music sales market.

 Digital downloads overtake physical music sales in the US for first time | Media | guardian.co.uk

 Now that Facebook has officially launched it’s timeline app, here are a few fun tips on how to decorate yours to maximise your profile potential!

 Mashable » Facebook Timeline Customization: 5 Tools for Killer Cover Photos Comments Feed

 EVENTS

 

MashBsh is the much anticipated after party for the CES and Mashable award winners to celebrate the best in digital. The party takes place on Wed 11th Jan in the bright lights of Las Vegas. Last minute tickets are still available.

 Mashable » How to Get Into the Sold-Out MashBash Party at CES Comments Feed