Google caused the most excitement among vnunet.com readers this week, with no fewer than four entries in the top 10 most popular articles.
The search giant started the week on a low point with news that an error by one of its staff added a danger warning to every web site returned in Google search results. Google also extended its Earth tool to map underwater surfaces, and launched a new location-sharing tool dubbed Latitude.
Elsewhere the big news was around Microsoft's Windows 7. Microsoft announced that the forthcoming operating system would skip any more beta stages and the next step would be a Release Candidate version; but security concerns are already being flagged up for the new OS. Ex-Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates also hit the headlines with a rather unusual approach to highlighting third-world disease.
'Error' lists every site on the web as dangerous
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Nokia gets off to a good start in the touch-screen arena
New version delves deep into the abyss
7 heads for Release Candidate stage
No more beta releases for the next version of Windows
security hole punched in Windows 7
Researchers find soft spot in account controls
Latest application allows mobile users to locate each other
Enhancements to the location technology could make it a winner with enterprises
predicts recession will last until 2012
Economy set for another three to four "very tough" years, but global healthcare still a priority
unveils first Snapdragon mobile phone
TG01 handset runs on Qualcomm platform
plans $20 laptop
One in the eye for OLPC
Cotton seedling freezes to death as Chang'e-4 shuts down for the Moon's 14-day lunar night
Fortnite easily out-earns PUBG, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018
Meteor showers as a service will be visible for about 100 kilometres in all directions
Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
New findings contradict conventional belief that Saturn's rings were formed along with the planet about 4.5 billion years ago