This week, Apple hit another milestone, while Dell unveiled its first handheld device.
Contract manufacturer Foxconn
considered hiking workers’ wages as the spate of suicides in its Shenzhen plants continued unabated. A public apology
from chairman Terry Gou appeared to have no effect.
Most of the 11.7 million Android handsets
sold have been to US buyers, while two-thirds of the 27 million iPhones sold have been outside the US, according to AdMob.
New York-based Allied Fiber began building a $690 million (€555 million) dark fiber network
across the US.
German authorities and Google were at a standoff
over a disk containing personal data collected by Google’s Street View program.
Eircom became the first ISP in Europe to implement a three-strikes rule
for illegal file sharers.
Robbie Bach, Microsoft’s entertainment chief and the prime mover behind the Xbox, said he would step down in 2011
Yahoo and Nokia struck an alliance
to combat Google and Apple in content, mapping and mobiles.
And Bulgarian cellco Mobitel retired the number
0888 888 888 after its three successive owners died suddenly.