This week’s most popular story with V3.co.uk readers is a report damning Google’s Street View as an intrusive service that is more useful to burglars than the general public.
Google has continued its run of recent bad news with two other appearances in our top 10. Estimates put sales of Google’s Nexus One Android handset at 135,000 in its first 74 days, a very weak showing compared to the iPhone and Motorola Droid (another Android device, aka the Milestone in the UK), which both shifted around one million units on their debuts.
Adding to its woes, for the first time since 2007 Google has been knocked off the top spot for most visited web site in the US by Facebook, showing it still has some catching up to do in the social networking arena.
Elsewhere, Microsoft garnered attention at Mix 2010 with a sneak peek at Internet Explorer 9 and the controversial news that its next-gen browser won’t be supporting Windows XP.
Also popular was our story and video of the unveiling of the latest version of Khronos Group’s OpenGL graphics standard at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
View slammed as 'service for burglars'
New report finds most UK citizens are against the technology
launches IE9 platform preview
New browser features improved support for HTML5
Group publishes OpenGL 4.0 specs
Version 4.0 "levels the playing field" with DirectX 11, says group
One moves to AT&T amid reports of slow sales
Handset sales pale in comparison to iPhone and Droid
XP support for IE9, says Microsoft
Company says new browser will not work with ageing OS
Company is "aggressively disabling" the bogus applications
admits security update errors
Redmond issues workaround for "cosmetic issue"
2010: Khronos Group discusses OpenGL 4
New graphics standard explained
details Windows Phone 7 features
Surprise as Microsoft reveals there will be no multi-tasking or cut and paste functions
Google felled after three years at the top
Engineer calculates that Chengdu's plan to replace streetlights with artificial moonlight would cost $100bn
Dark matter holds the Universe together - and gravitational waves could help identify it
Addison Lee is working on autonomous taxis for commuting and pleasure
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing