The new iPad is coming to 30 additional countries later this week, it is now legal to drive Google’s self-driving car in Nevada, and ATT teases they will reveal a family data plan in the future.
- New iPad Coming to 30 Additional Countries Including Brazil on May 11 and 12: The new iPad will launch in a total of 30 countries, beginning on May 11 when the device debuts in countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Vietnam, and more. The 30-country launch will then end on May 12 when the tablet launches in Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. [Mac Rumors]
- Google’s Self-Driving Car Now Legal in Nevada: It was bound to happen, and it looks as if it finally has: Google’s self-driving car is now legal to drive in Nevada. Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles has issued the very first license to operate a Google car, and while officials were skeptical at first, the self-driving vehicle’s spotless driving record persuaded them otherwise. In fact, Bruce Breslow, the DMV’s director stated that the car, “gets honked at more often because it’s being safe.” [Neowin]
- ATT Mobility CEO: Family Data Plan Coming Soon: In an interview with CNET yesterday, Ralph de la Vega, CEO of ATT’s mobile business stated that the company will offer its version of the family data plan very soon. As you may know, a family data plan will allow a family to purchase a certain amount of data that will be used between every individual on the family plan, and the CEO stated that ATT knows exactly how the plan will be structured. Unfortunately, he didn’t give a time frame as to when the plan would go into action. [CNET]
- Facebook Testing “Offers” Discounts For Ecommerce Sites, Not Just Brick+Mortar: In addition to Facebook testing a new version of its Offers coupons (redeemable at online stores in addition to physical stores), Facebook has confirmed that users will begin to see Offers in news feeds, ads, and Sponsored Stories that contain a promotional code and/or link to click through in order to obtain a discount. On the business side, these Offers are initially free for businesses to run. However, in order to maximize the effective of their offer, businesses will pay Facebook to show their Offer to more people. [TechCrunch]
- Mozilla Shrinks Memory Use in Firefox Add-Ons: Since Mozilla launched Memshrink last year (a campaign aimed at minimizing Firefox’s memory footprint), it has not only helped Firefox’s memory drop drastically, but the campaign has also been expanded to lower the memory footprint of add-ons. [Webmonkey]
- Apple Accidentally Reveals iCloud.com Banner Notifications: By mistake, the test of a new banner notification feature was made public today on Apple’s official iCloud website, which read: “Default Title for English,” which was followed by, “English – This is test message description.” Sitting to the right of this banner was an ‘X,’ which allowed users to the site to close the message from their browser. [Apple Insider]
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