The apparently imminent demise of IPv4 was of keen interest to V3 readers last week, after the American Registry for Internet Numbers took the unprecedented step of rejecting a request for IPv4 addresses.
The rejection underlines just how few blocks of the address space system are left, and the organisation is urging firms to begin the migration to IPv6 as the era of connected cars and the Internet of Things approaches.
Elsewhere in the news last week, Apple delivered the iOS 8.4 update bringing Apple Music to millions of device owners across the world, which includes a three-month free trial of the service.
Barclays hit the headlines in the digital payments space when it unveiled three new pieces of hardware for making contactless payments in the form of a key fob, sticker and wristband that can be loaded with cash to use whenever required.
Security-conscious web users received a blow last week too, after research suggested that several of the top VPN providers are not secure when used over IPv6 connections. This will do nothing to boost migration to the new address space.
Firms urged to begin IPv6 switchover as IPv4 address stock dwindles
ARIN forced to reject request for addresses
Barclays offers key fob, sticker and wristband payment devices to rival Apple Pay
Banking giant unveils contactless hardware
Dropbox security chief highlights dangers of lax password practices
Stop using the same password for multiple accounts, firm urges
Apple Music arrives with iOS 8.4 update for iPhones and iPads
Free three-month trial offered to all
Samsung breakthrough promises doubled smartphone battery power
Development could have huge implications for smartphone market
Apple Pay will have ‘significant impact’ on digital payments markets
Lloyds expects Apple to help consumers learn to love digital payments
Microsoft Office 365 given security clearance for NHS email use
Achieves key accreditation for use in health sector
VPN providers putting user privacy at risk with IPv6 leakage issue
Report suggests privacy lovers may not be as safe as they thought
HP officially files for 1 November company split
Move comes after Bill Veghte announces intention to leave company
Apple users at risk from Masque malware attacks, warns FireEye
Apple device owners urged to upgrade to iOS 8.4 to avoid flaw
Dust storm on Titan only the third Solar System body where such storms have been observed
New technique could enable quantum computers to scale-up to millions of qubits
Systrom and Krieger taking time off "to explore our curiosity and creativity"
Comcast's £29.7bn winning bid more than twice the £13.7bn Rupert Murdoch valued Sky at just eight years ago