Weekly Review is a roundup of the most important stories posted during the past week on It's All Tech. A new Weekly Review is posted every Sunday evening.
The following is a list of stories that topped the charts at It's All Tech for the past week (December 4, 2011 to December 10, 2011). Top stories this week deal with Twitter, Facebook, HP, Verizon, and Microsoft.
- Apple, HTC, AT&T, Sprint and others named in Carrier IQ lawsuit
- Microsoft releases new Xbox 360 Dashboard (Microsoft details entertainment services launching for Xbox 360 tomorrow)
- Total number of mobile applications to surpass one million soon
- Amazon could own 50% of the Android tablet market in 2012
- Android Market surpasses 10 billion app downloads; 10-cent apps for the next 10 days
- Verizon plans to introduce streaming service similar to Netflix? (Verizon partnering with Redbox to launch streaming service? )
- HP announces plans to make webOS open source (HP CEO: webOS-based tablets are coming in the future)
- Microsoft releases Xbox LIVE app for iOS
- Facebook introduces Subscribe button for websites
- Google Currents launches to allow users to view online magazines and more
- Court rules in favor of Motorola against Apple in Germany; could ban iPhone and 3G iPad from being sold
- 1.7 million Xbox 360 units sold in U.S. in November
- Twitter redesign
Other important news events from the last week
- Infinity Ward revealed its development plan for future hot fixes and patch updates to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Gamers can expect a number of weapon patches and improved lag compensation over the next few updates
- Facebook began its official rollout of Timeline, the redesigned profile view for users of the social network (Facebook countersues Timelines.com)
- The European Commission launched an investigation against Apple and a number of eBook publishers over claims that the companies are "engaged in anti-competitive practices affecting the sale of eBooks"
- Steve Jobs's biography has become Amazon's best-selling book of 2011
- Apple opened its largest store in the world inside New York's Grand Central Terminal this past Friday
- HP plans to begin selling refurbished TouchPad tablets on its eBay store this Sunday evening
Results from last week's poll
Poll Question: Are you worried about Carrier IQ on your smartphone?
Answer 1: "Yes! I don't want people tracking my every move!" received 25% of the total amount of votes (2)
Answer 2: "Yes, but I have come to not care" received 38% of the total amount of votes (3)
Answer 3: "Yes! I'm filing a lawsuit!" received 0% of the total amount of votes (0)
Answer 4: "Maybe. It depends on what info is being gathered." received 38% of the total amount of votes (3)
Answer 5: "No, I could care less if people are tracking my phone!" received 0% of the total amount of votes (0)
Answer 6: "There's nothing wrong with Carrier IQ" received 0% of the total amount of votes (0)
Answer 7: "What's Carrier IQ? / I don't have a smartphone that is affected / I don't have a smartphone" received 0% of the total amount of votes (0)
Total amount of voters: 8
- REMINDER: New poll is coming this evening! Be sure to check It's All Tech then and vote!