Webwire: Vodafone shrugs off Greek write-down; Apple locks out security tester

Verizon Wireless looks set to spare Vodafone’s blushes by helping the firm achieve full-year operating profit targets despite earnings being hampered by a £450 million (€526 million) write-down on its Greek business.
A cyber security researcher who discovered a way to sneak malware into Apple’s App Store has had his developer license pulled by Apple.
Facebook is boosting its mobile ambitions with the addition of a team of mobile technology developers from US start up Strobe.
Microsoft is using a six-story Windows Phone in New York City as a promotional gambit, staging concert performances and a life-sized Plants vs Zombies game.
HTC and Chinese social media company Renren have launched a new high-end smartphone in China, the Daren, which comes integrated with social networking features.
High-profile network problems at Vodafone Australia accounted for 80% of a 30,000 rise in complaints to national regulator TIO in the year to end-September.