Interest in unified communications appears to be stronger than ever, judging by the response to our article about a partnership between Polycom and Microsoft, which was the most-read story of the week.
The deal will see Microsoft's Lync platform offered on a range of new Polycom equipment, including VoIP handsets, desktop systems and videoconferencing platforms, in a move that the vendors claim will help businesses to boost productivity.
Several security stories also attracted a lot of attention this week, including one examining the privacy implications around the leaking of Mark Zuckerberg's private Facebook photos, and another describing how cyber criminals are using bogus money transfers to launch malware attacks on unsuspecting victims.
Data protection issues were also under the spotllght, with Google revealing this week how it is struggling to meet the requirements of the so-called 'cookie law'.
Meanwhile, WikiLeaks agent provocateur Julian Assange no doubt managed to scare several readers with his claim that Gmail, BlackBerry and iPhone users are "screwed" owing to governments monitoring their activities.
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