Webwire: iPhone 5 a record breaker; RIM boss sorry for outage
Analysts predict Apple may have sold ten million iPhone 5s over the weekend, which would make the smartphone the fastest selling consumer electronics device in history.
RIM chief Thorsten Heins has apologized for a three hour blackout in Europe on Friday, but failed to explain the outage. Around 6% of the BlackBerry maker’s 80 million global subscribers were affected.
Facebook has switched off its automatic picture tagging feature after an investigation raised concerns the function breaches Irish and European privacy regulations.
Staff at Dutch mapping firm TomTom say the firm is working with Apple to address problems with the navigation feature on iOS6, following a storm of complaints about the function.
HP chief Meg Whitman is preparing to reveal a strategy that will see the firm focus on providing business software and tablet PCs, and a combined networking and storage machine, in a bid to reverse falling revenues.
Car maker Toyota is being lined up as a partner in a Japanese government led bid for struggling chip maker Renesas. Private equity firms have already tabled a 100 billion yen (€985 million) offer for the firm.