Industry News Roundup, May 18
My picks of the latest news from across the IT industry for the week ending Friday 18 May. Britain has 10 million Twitter users, Facebook floats and the UK Government isn't ready for the new cookie laws.
The UK is believed to be the world's fourth most active nation of tweeters, after the US, Brazil and Japan, going on a 2011 analysis by Semiocast.
Twitter announced that it will officially support "Do Not Track," a standardised privacy initiative that has been heavily promoted by the US Federal Trade Commission.
Facebook is floating on the US stock market today and its shared have been valued at $38USD making the company worth an estimated $104bn USD.
Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson has resigned amid accusations his CV featured a computer science degree that he never received.