With the next 12 months expected to be make or break for the Windows Phone platform, Microsoft will no doubt be pleased that a leak of the operating system's roadmap for 2012 proved the most interesting story of the week for V3 readers.
The platform is slowly starting to make waves in the smartphone market, helped in part by positive reviews of the Mango update and the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 at the end of 2011.
Meanwhile, over at one of Microsoft's chief rivals, Apple, readers were interested to see that the design genius behind the iPad and iPhone, Jony Ive, was given a knighthood in the New Year's honours list.
Elsewhere a slew of security stories cropped up as ever, including one about hackers in Saudi Arabia who claim to have compromised data on 400,000 Israeli citizens, and another about an apparent leak of Japan's plans for new cyber weapons.
There was also embarrassment for Twitter after it accidently verified a fake account supposedly belonging to Wendi Deng, the wife of Rupert Murdoch, before hastily admitting it had made an error.
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