Webwire: iPad generates 1% of web traffic; Apple orders iPhone 5s
Smartphones and tablets are now responsible for around 5% of global web traffic, with the iPad alone generating over 1%, research from Net Applications shows.
Apple has ordered the production of around 15 million of the upcoming next model of the iPhone from Taiwanese notebook maker Pegatron Technology, according to component industry sources, and plans to start shipping in September.
Verizon Wireless will tomorrow become one of the last US cellcos to drop unlimited data plans. The long-foreshadowed move will result in higher prices for heavy users – the $30 previously charged for an unlimited data plan will from tomorrow buy just 2GB.
Sony will today fully restore the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services in Japan, the last market where the shutdown prompted by the April hack attacks has still been in effect.
McAfee has conducted an investigation into attacks on South Korean banking and government sites earlier this year, claiming to have found evidence that lends weight to suspicions that the North Korean government was behind them.
Patent brokers expect Google to search for alternative purchases to bolster its patent protection for Android, after losing its bid to acquire the Nortel portfolio, and against the background of Oracle's $2.3 billion legal claim over Java patents.
Japanese ad network Dentsu has signed an exclusive deal to provide ads on Skype in Japan, and hopes to generate 1 billion yen ($12.3 million) per year from the deal, according toa local report.
App developer Bithack has caused waves after moving to pull its game from Amazon's Appstore. The firm's CEO complained publicly about the limitations of the store, including lack of device filtering as well as limited opportunities to interact with customers or get support from Amazon.