A pair of breasts is apparently the most popular icon to be seen on mobile phone screens around the UK. According to Iobox.com, which provides logos and ringtones for mobile phones, the naughty image of a pair of breasts is top of the download charts.
But the logo only narrowly beats the image of a nude woman reclining, which comes in as the second most popular download. Strangely enough, a logo featuring the band members of Blur comes in at number three, with the 007 logo, a rude hand gesture, the devil, a hooked fish, Chinese letters, "57 missed calls" and a winking eye occupying the top ten positions respectively.
F-Secure slashes staff
Security tool vendor F-Secure has confirmed that it will be slashing around 20 per cent of its workforce. The all too familiar concerns about the prevailing economic climate are once again to blame.
The company said that over the course of this year it would trim its 445-strong workforce down to 350 across all international offices. The cutbacks are expected to save the company around 15 per cent on costs.
Risto Siilasmaa, president of F-Secure, said the move would allow the company "to continue with a stronger focus on areas of high demand, strengthen its channel success, and increase its ability to execute and increase customer satisfaction."
Top up your phone card at a cash machine
Mobile phone providers are in discussions with cash machine company Link over the possibility of allowing users to top up mobile phone cards at cash machines.
Should the talks go well, it is thought that a network of 32,000 machines could be offering the service within a year. Orange and Vodafone are thought to be among the main parties interested in the system.
An ATM based top-up service would allow mobile operators to reduce the costs incurred by supplying paper-based top-up cards. The system would also offer more security as the paper-based system is vulnerable to fraud.
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