Noon News: Apple Hiring Hints at iPhone 5 Launch, YouTube Consumes 22% Mobile Data Bandwidth, Vodafone and Egypt

More and more signs are pointing to the upcoming release of Apple's newest gadget, the eagerly awaited iPhone 5. While Apple has always kept things secret, we have our ways of figuring out what the company's moves are going to be. For instance, the day before Lion was released, there was an overnight shift planned in.

The Vodafone Group has met human rights organisations in Egypt after the company was forced to shut down its services during revolution last year. According to The Guardian, chairman of the mobile network company, Sir John Bond while addressing the annual meeting of the company insisted that the company was forced by the Egyptian government to discontinue its services in the country and send out pro-government messages across the nation.

Four Taiwanese integrated circuit makers have recently entered the supply chain for the next generation iPad, according to industry sources; Apple is said to be making the move in order to keep costs down. However, none of the Taiwan based IC designers said to have entered the circuit, Novatek Microelectronics, Richtek Technology, Capella Microsystems and Integrated Memory Logic(iML), have confirmed the rumour so far.

Google’s YouTube video sharing platform is responsible for using 22 percent of the world’s mobile data bandwidth usage, it has been revealed. According to the H1 2011 Allot MobileTrends Report released by service optimisation firm Allot Communications, mobile data bandwidth usage rose by 77 percent during the first half of the current year.

Online video sharing websites are now being accessed by around 71 percent web users in the United States, a new report has claimed. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, websites like YouTube and Vimeo are being accessed more and more by American web users. Last year, 66 percent of American web users accessed online video sharing website.