Widespread talk of Apple’s next iPhone device meant that figures from IDC on the state of the mobile market that showed Apple’s share had declined were of great interest to V3 readers last week.
In total the firm lost four percent of market share to rivals, chiefly Android, which now holds a staggering 80 percent of the market thanks to a raft of high-end devices using the operating system from brands such as HTC, Sony and, of course, Samsung.
In other mobile news the decision by Bloomberg to splash $80,000 on the Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding project was of keen interest, as the financial powerhouse said it wanted to support the innovation and open-source nature of the project.
Meanwhile in the security sector the news of the eye-catching Fort Disco brute-force campaign that saw 25,000 Windows machines compromised for another botnet campaign also made waves with V3 readers.
Finally, LinkedIn copped some flak after it pulled an advert from its site for web developers that featured an attractive woman. It said people had claimed the ad was unrealistic, but the developer firm was outraged.
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Apple offers trade-in deal for USB chargers following iPhone user's death
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Climate change likely forced inhabitants of Indus Valley civilisation to resettle in the Himalayan foothills
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