TechBytes: Facebook Passes Google

Apple's revamped iPod Touch gets a favorable review.

September 10, 2010, 10:52 AM

Sept. 10, 2010— -- Facebook has inched past Google. New numbers show that people spent more time on Facebook last month than on Google. Americans spent more than 41 million minutes on Facebook in August, compared with nearly 40 million minutes on Google's sites, including YouTube.

The data comes from comScore Inc., a marketing research company.

Apple started selling its new line of iPods this week, including a revamped Touch, with front and rear cameras, FaceTime video and HD video recording. Apple CEO Steve Jobs calls it an "iPhone without a contract." USA Today's Ed Baig says it comes close.

"I don't think it's a 24/7 cell phone replacement to have with you, but you can make calls in a pinch," he said. "FaceTime video, but also regular phone calls using such third-party apps as Skype and Line2. As long as you have a decent Wi-Fi connection, the quality is certainly not bad."

You can read Ed's full review on

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