Overnight, Microsoft revealed the launch date for Windows Phone 8, Intel launched its personal cloud product, the UK government is considering Facebook log-ins for services, and Google warned that Motorola Mobility is still making a loss.
The ZDNet team gives their view on the last week's news, all in the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee.
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The iPad Mini is reportedly already in production, the ACMA finally smashes the Microsoft tech scammers, though advertisers aren't happy with Microsoft.
Oracle OpenWorld kicked off, Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted that Maps doesn't "just work", and a Galaxy S III reset flaw might hit other Android devices.
Intel targets Gen Y and the enterprise, AMD and BlueStack team up for Android apps for Windows desktops, and Google Apps dump support for old Windows Office formats.
In other news, US CEOs and CFOs are concerned about the economy, Cisco bought ThinkSmart, and developers spoke about BlackBerry Jam.
A quarter of tablet owners use the device as primary computer, Telia won't force customers to pay for VoIP, and Sony has invested big in Olympus.
Apple has suspended directly selling the iPhone 5 in Hong Kong, Sharp teamed up with Foxconn for smartphone sales in Southeast Asia, and Hitachi boasted its capability to store data for hundreds of millions of years.
BlackBerry fixed an outage, SingTel got fined for outages that occurred last year, Indonesia delayed its 3G spectrum auction, and IBM opened a security operations centre in Wroclaw, Poland.
It's here! The end of the week, and possibly the end of the hype surrounding the iPhone 5, because it's finally in consumer hands.
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