Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
IDC: Samsung Is the Biggest Phone Maker by Shipments
According to the latest data from IDC, Samsung was the biggest phone maker by shipments in Q1 2012, followed by Nokia and Apple. Samsung shipped 93.8 million units, compared to Nokia’s 82.7 million, and Apple’s 35.1 million.
Facebook Adds Organ Donor Status to Timeline
Facebook has added the possibility to share your organ donor status on your timeline. You can also share your story about when, where or why you decided to become a donor.
UK Court Orders ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay
UK internet service providers must block the torrent search engine The Pirate Bay, the High Court has ruled. Five major ISPs have complied with the request, while a sixth ISP – BT – requested “a few more weeks” to consider their position on the matter.
“As a responsible ISP, Virgin Media complies with court orders addressed to the company but strongly believes that changing consumer behaviour to tackle copyright infringement also needs compelling legal alternatives, such as our agreement with Spotify, to give consumers access to great content at the right price,” Virgin Media told the BBC.
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