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Bingo on Facebook – YouTube not on iPhone – Pietersen’s Twitter storm

Facebook cashes in on bingo app

Facebook users can gamble with real money on the social networking site for the first time following the launch of a new bingo app.

Developed by online gambling company Gamesys, Bingo Friendzy is open to UK users aged over 18. Age-gating technology will be used to ensure no one accesses the game illegally, while Facebook refused to confirm how big a slice of the game's profits they will take, calling it "commercially sensitive information".

Gamesys, which also operates Sun Bingo and Jackpot Joy, appears to have beaten rival gaming company Zynga to the punch, with the latter thought to be developing real-money games for release next year. Gamesys ventures are licensed by the Gibraltar government allowing them to operate their titles in the UK.

Despite the safeguards put in place, the decision to feature gambling games may raise eyebrows among parents of the many young teenagers who regularly use Facebook. However, the company, which recently set up its own app store to rival Apple, said its decision was taken based on "a mature and very well-regulated gambling market" in the UK.

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iOS6 update drops YouTube

Just two months after it was revealed that Apple's iOS6 update would get rid of Google Maps in favour of its own navigation tool, the company appears set to omit YouTube as well.

The latest beta version of the as yet unreleased iOS6, set to coincide with the arrival of the iPhone 5, does not include the video sharing site, which has featured on every previous Apple smartphone.

Speculation is rife that Apple is trying to distance itself from anything associated with Google, particularly as Apple has not given a reason for failing to renew the licence it has previously agreed amicably with YouTube.

It's not clear whether Apple will seek to develop their own video app in the same way they are putting their own stamp on maps, but some analysts are suggesting it may be a risky move to start shedding the familiar features internet users have grown to know and love.

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Fake Twitter account creates cricket tension

England's cricketers have been forced to deny responsibility for a Twitter account parodying team mate Kevin Pietersen.

The all-rounder reportedly became upset after growing suspicious that some of his colleagues were behind the KP Genius feed, which has since closed.

The mystery tweeter had been mocking Pietersen, who recently quit England one day internationals, for his rumoured decision to favour the high wages of the Indian Premier League over two upcoming test matches against New Zealand. Some posts accused him of chasing money rather than aspiring to play at the top level of the game.

Pietersen obviously did not appreciate the jibes, and while the England team denied involvement he was still said to be upset that a large number of fellow players began following the account.

The issue has caused such a furore that Pietersen, regarded by many as one of the best in the world when he hits form, has hinted he may retire from the international game completely, citing "points I'm trying to sort in the dressing room".

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Written by James Riches

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