The year is drawing to a close, but the technology market has shown no signs of taking a break as major deals and legal cases dominate the headlines.
V3 readers were particularly keen to read about BT’s exclusive negotiations with EE over a possible £12.5bn deal that would make it a major player in the mobile market.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the financial scale, a software glitch caused nightmares for Amazon sellers after a repricing tool accidentally set many prices to 1p, leaving them facing bankruptcy if forced to honour sales placed at the time.
Over in the US, Google faced the start of a possible anti-trust action over the dominance of its Android operating system. However, day one saw the judge question the merits of the case, making Google’s hope that the suit will be dismissed a distinct possibility.
Finally, our top 10 tech gaffes and goofs round-up was popular, as we looked back at some of the more amusing and offbeat moments throughout the year. Merry Christmas to all our readers.
BT to buy EE for £12.5bn in major mobile market shake up
Telecoms giant returns to mobile market with purchase of UK’s largest 4G provider
Amazon sellers threaten legal action over 1p software glitch
Angry online sellers affected by pricing errors are calling for a lawsuit
Judge questions merit of Google Android anti-trust case
Judge may dismiss case but prosecution given chance to supply more evidence
IBM and Oracle look to save Power and Sparc from the x86 onslaught
High-end servers aim to differentiate from the x86 crowd on capabilities
Apple, HP and Cisco rally round Microsoft in US cloud data legal case
Amazon, Cisco, Infor, Salesforce and Rackspace also side with Redmond in key legal battle
Accenture to create 550 analytics, mobility and e-commerce jobs in the UK
Part of plans to hire 1,600 people across multiple UK locations
Google proposes non-HTTPS website security alerts on Chrome
Proposal could encourage wider adoption
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The Pirate Bay resurrected despite police takedown efforts
isoHunt creates oldpiratebay.org in honour of infamous piracy website
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