Facebook suit, Skype Type, Disney Flicks

South Korea is proving yet again that its PMP designers are truly top notch with the FineDrive iQ500, which proudly sports an expansive 7-inch LCD (800 x 480 resolution), a 600MHz ARM processor, 4GB / 8GB of internal storage, an SDHC expansion slot, WinCE, GPS module, a DMB TV tuner and support for a smorgasbord of audio and video file formats.

*~*~*

The latest sad episode of humanity’s ugliness allegedly being played out on Facebook’s pages has resulted in Facebook itself being sued for $3 million.

Denise Finkel, currently a student at the University of Albany, accused four of her ex-classmates at Oceanside High School of setting up a Facebook group “calculated to hold the plaintiff up to public hatred, ridicule, and disgrace.”

The group, whose page was password-protected, allegedly said she had AIDS, was an intravenous drug user, and had “inappropriate conduct with animals.”

How do you password protect a facebook page?

Facebook said it would vigorously fight the lawsuit.

*~*~*

Disney CEO Bob Iger told a conference audience yesterday that the company is “is considering creating a subscription-based online movie and TV rental service from the company’s huge video library,” reports Deadline Hollywood’s Nikki Finke.

Nikki says the “an online Disney video club” the mails out DVDs and lets viewers download and stream them too.

Unless it’s way cheap I doubt this will do any good. You can get those movies elsewhere.

*~*~*

Skype has added the ability for its users to get voicemail messages converted to text, and sent to a mobile phone via SMS (Short Message Service), the company’s COO Scott Durchslag said at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, on Wednesday.

The service is based on text-to-speech technology from SpinVox, he said.

It can currently convert voice messages in English, Spanish, French and German to text. However, the SpinVox Voice Message Conversion System currently also supports Portuguese and Italian.