It’s been a busy year in the tech industry, with tablets, smartphones and security dominating the landscape for V3.co.uk readers.
Our most popular news story centred on the WikiLeaks cable scandal, with the news that Amazon was to be the latest victim of online vigilante group Anonymous.
The group had already taken down the web sites of MasterCard, Visa and PayPal in retaliation for their withdrawal of services from WikiLeaks. However, the Amazon attack failed to materialise, leaving the e-commerce giant breathing a big sigh of relief that it didn’t lose trading time during the busy Christmas shopping period.
Next most popular with V3 readers – and the topic we’d thought would be a shoe-in for the number one slot – was the arrival of the iPhone 4. Most of interest was the news from June that O2 was letting customers buy out their existing mobile phone contract and upgrade immediately to the latest Apple handset.
But readers were also keen to hear about problems caused by the iOS 4.0.1 update, one UK bank switching from the corporate phone of choice - the BlackBerry - to iPhones, and competition between Android and Apple devices.
Microsoft also reached a milestone in November with the 25th anniversary of Windows, while Google was left red-faced after further details of a major attack on its systems emerged in April, revealing that the hackers managed to steal data from the web giant's Gaia password system.
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