Intel’s push to gain mobile market share continues to gather force, with the latest device powered by the firm’s Atom processor for smartphones to hit the market last week the MultiPhone from Pretigio.
The £200 device caught the eyes of V3 readers last week, especially as its boasts some good specifications, such as an 8MP rear camera, a 4.3in display and it will cost just £200.
Elsewhere in the laptop market, our review of the Macbook Air 13in 2013 model was also popular, as Apple’s high-end, gorgeously designed laptops remain the benchmark for the industry.
Away from devices, there was bad news for Amazon after an outage on its cloud platform caused its own site to be inaccessible to visitors in the US and Canada, no doubt costing the firm millions in lost sales.
Finally, huge news broke at the end of the week with the announcement that Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is to retire. V3’s look back at his antics, as well as Ballmer's successes and failures, proved popular, as one of the industry’s more colourful figures prepares to leave the Redmond giant.
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HP replaces enterprise chief Dave Donatelli as PC sales tumble
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EU 24-hour breach disclosure laws to come into force
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Steve Ballmer's leadership at Microsoft: The successes and failures
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Sony to trial cross-platform play with Fortnite
Initiative aims to use the power of quantum systems for modeling and simulation apps
Google will keep its eyes on users in other ways
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