Webwire: Orange tops Ofcom complaints; Samsung ditches Apple

Orange has knocked TalkTalk off the top position in Ofcom's broadband complaints chart. The spike in complaints is believed to be linked to Orange's withdrawal of a free broadband offer.
Samsung Electronics said it would drop lawsuits aimed at banning the sale of Apple products in Europe, just a day after scoring a victory in a battle in the United States with the maker of iPhones.
Smartphone shipments in China are tipped to grow 44% year-on-year to reach 300 million units in 2013, according to IDC China. Shipments in the China market will hit 430 million units in 2016, with the proportion of smartphones to increase from 78.2% in 2013 to 88.3% in 2016.
Twitter announced Tuesday it now has more than 200 million monthly active users. The announcement came nine months after the social network said it had reached 140 million monthly active users serving a total of 340 million tweets per day.
Apple has been dramatically rebuffed by a California judge after its request for a US sales ban on a number of Samsung smartphones was turned down in the California court where a jury awarded it $1.05 billion (€793 million) in damages for patent infringement in August.