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Top 10 most read: Mike Lynch and HP’s war of words, Ubuntu heads for smartphones

07 Jan 2013

The drama and intrigue caused by HP's announcement that it was taking action against former Autonomy management over alleged accounting improprieties shows no sign of abating as V3 readers lap up the latest in the saga.

Last week Mike Lynch renewed his public war of words with continued claims of a lack of evidence being cited by the tech giant, which had used its annual 10-K filing to confirm investigations by US federal agencies were underway.

The scandals around HP mean that chief executive Meg Whitman has her worked cut out for the year ahead, according to V3 contributor Gareth Morgan, in a widely read opinion piece dissecting the firm's difficulties too.

Away from HP's issues and the headline news of the week was from Canonical, with its announcement it's planning to bring its Ubuntu operating system to smartphones, although analysts said the firm would face a tough task to unseat Apple and Android.

Finally, security reared its head as ever with Microsoft forced to rush out a fix for Internet Explorer, while a UK developer came second in a major security competition in the US, giving hope to the government's desire to create a new breed of skilled cyber warriors.


Dr Mike Lynch is the founder of Autonomy

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Internet Explorer

Microsoft rushes out IE fix for watering hole exploit
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Ubuntu for smartphones

Ubuntu faces tough task to tackle Apple and Android smartphone dominance
Canonical will need more than technical excellence to succeed in the fiercely competitive mobile market






The year in security: Cybercrooks go head to head with state-sponsored hackers
Security experts warn of evolution in cyber criminals' techniques





UK software developer Chris DomanUK software developer comes second in US government cyber security challenge
Chris Doman, 26 years old, beats professional security experts in a worldwide cyber crime challenge


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Dan Worth

Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal

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