Weekend roundup: O2 network outages, EA codes, S3 Mini prices, Kindle credit, Google protests - PC Retail

Weekend roundup: O2 network outages, EA codes, S3 Mini prices, Kindle credit, Google protests

A look at the weekend’s tech news
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We take a look at what happened in the world of IT over the weekend.

O2 suffers network outages

Over the weekend O2 suffered a network outage in the UK, which left some customers without any services.

Some took to Twitter to complain which led to O2 issuing a statement confirming that around 10 per cent of UK customers had been affected.

O2 offered compensation to all its customers back in July after UK users were left without mobile data, texts and calls for over 24 hours.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini price revealed

Mobile phone site Clover is amongst the first to reveal details of pricing for Samsung’s latest device.

Clover has listed the phone at £298.80. High street retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced that the device will be available for pre-order but has not yet released a price.

Amazon to issue credit to Kindle customers

Kindle users will now be entitled to credit for some of their past e-book purchases.

This rebate is the result of a settlement between publishers and a coalition of Attorneys General.

Three publishers have agreed to pay more than $69 million to consumers to resolve antitrust claims of an allegedly unlawful conspiracy to fix prices of e-books.

Protesters target Google’s London office over controversial video

On Sunday, Google’s London office was barricaded after thousands of protesters marched against YouTube’s hosting of The Innocence of Muslims.

YouTube has insisted that the film does not breach any of its guidelines.

EA games discount code goes viral

A poorly coded promotion caused EA a headache this weekend after a discount code that could be used a number of times ended up on Reddit.

The code was rewarded to participants who completed an online survey. Redditors reported that it was possible to access at least 44 games.

The code was used for approximately 18 hours before it became invalid, and judging by the hundreds of comments on the post, quite a few people got their hands on it before EA decided to close it down early. The code was supposed to be valid until October 21st.

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