IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Week in Numbers: Buzz, botnets and batteries

Google backtracks on Buzz twice, the Kneber botnet affects 75,000 systems, and more numbers from this week in the IT world.

numbers

It was more good news for mobile phone companies this week at the Mobile World Conference held in Barcelona, while YouTube's five-year birthday was cause for celebration at Google - and it could use some good news, after scores of complaints about Buzz.

Last but not least, Steve Jobs hit back at Adobe in the latest development in the Apple/Adobe saga.

Two - the number of times Google made changes to its new Buzz social networking tool after public backlash over privacy concerns.

Five - the years YouTube has been online. The company celebrated its domain purchase anniversary on 14 February.

80 - the per cent of battery life that would be reduced in the iPad with Adobe Flash, Steve Jobs said this week.

110 - the minutes WordPress' entire network was down after a data centre glitch. About 10 million blogs were down and cost over 5.5 million page views.

75,000 - the number of computers the Kneber botnet has infected, according to security firm NetWitness.

Two million - the amount of dollars donated by Google to the Wikimedia Foundation, the organisation behind Wikipedia.

Five billion - the number of global mobile phone subscriptions expected by the end of 2010, according to a UN agency speaking at the Mobile World Congress held earlier this week.

Featured Resources

Meeting the future of education with confidence

How the switch to digital learning has created an opportunity to meet the needs of every student, always

Free Download

The Total Economic Impact™ of IBM Cloud Pak® for Watson AIOps with Instana

Cost savings and business benefits

Free Download

The business value of the transformative mainframe

Modernising on the mainframe

Free Download

Technology reimagined

Why PCaaS is perfect for modern schools

Free Download

Recommended

Apple executive rejoins Google over remote work policy
flexible working

Apple executive rejoins Google over remote work policy

18 May 2022
Here’s the first look at Google’s new Bay View campus
Business operations

Here’s the first look at Google’s new Bay View campus

17 May 2022
Google offers UK SMBs £87,000 scholarships to boost tech skills
Careers & training

Google offers UK SMBs £87,000 scholarships to boost tech skills

10 May 2022
Google Cloud confirms it is building a dedicated team to support Web3 developers
Cloud

Google Cloud confirms it is building a dedicated team to support Web3 developers

9 May 2022

Most Popular

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

7 Jun 2022
Delivery firm Yodel disrupted by cyber attack
cyber attacks

Delivery firm Yodel disrupted by cyber attack

21 Jun 2022
Attracting and retaining talent through training
Sponsored

Attracting and retaining talent through training

13 Jun 2022