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.

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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.

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