Webwire: Smartphones fuel web traffic; Verizon bins unlimited pricing

Smartphones and tablets generate 5% of global web traffic, with the iPad alone accounting for 1%, research from Net Applications shows.
Verizon Wireless will drop unlimited data plans tomorrow, leaving only Sprint offering all-you-can eat pricing.
Sony will today fully restore the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services in Japan – the last country to be re-booted following a hack attack in April.
Patent brokers expect Google to search for alternative purchases to bolster its patent protection for Android, after losing out on a bid to acquire Nortel’s portfolio.
Japanese ad network Dentsu aims to make 1 billion yen (€8.6 million) through an exclusive advertising deal with Skype in Japan.
App developer Bithack has caused waves after pulling 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 back up from Amazon.

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