Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on four particular stories of interest today.
Apple Outsells Lenovo in Greater China
Apple‘s sales in greater China surpassed those of Lenovo for the first time in the second quarter of 2011, thanks to a sixfold increase in sales from last year.
AT&T Nixes Limited Texting Plan
AT&T is getting rid of a texting plan that allowed subscribers 1000 messages for $10 per month, leaving them with only an unlimited, $20-per-month plan.
Skype Selling Wi-Fi by the Minute
Thanks to a new iOS app, Skype users can now use Skype credit to pay for Wi-Fi access on their iPhone or iPad devices at more than 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.
Facebook Begins Rolling Out New Left-Hand Navigation
Facebook has begun rolling out a restructured left-hand navigation that includes revamped bookmarks and notifications for Pages, Groups and Apps.
- Hackers have posted the names, home addresses, email addresses and passwords of BART police officers after BART shut down cellphone and Wi-Fi service during a protest.
- Google has released a photo-sharing app for the iPhone.
- IBM has drafted the basic design of a computer chip modeled on the human brain.
- YouTube and the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) have signed a deal permitting music publishers and songwriters to earn revenue on songs used in fan-made videos.
- DirecTV is partnering with Sony to bring its NFL Sunday Ticket subscription package to the PS3.
Via Mashable: http://www.mashable.com