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Noon News: Amazon CloudFront, Smartphones Tracked by Carrier IQ, Apple to Overtake HP?

Online retail and cloud computing giant Amazon has provided an insight into the growth of its CloudFront content delivery network (CDN). In a blog post, the company revealed that it now had more than 20,000 CloudFront users, which is more than double the number last year.

On Wednesday, launched its Social Marketing Cloud. It is a collection of various services that focus on providing help to companies in managing their brands as well as communicate and engage with customers through various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and also YouTube.

New Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman has claimed that Apple could become the world's largest PC vendor in 2012 if tablets are taken into account. According to Bloomberg, Whitman told the Le Figaro news paper that Apple could surpass HP as the largest PC maker in 2012, only if one counts tablets as PC devices.

A security expert has claimed that there is a secret key logging application installed in millions of Android, Nokia and Blackberry smartphone. Trevor Eckhart, a systems administrator, has released a report in which he claimed that Carrier IQ, which makes performance monitoring software for phone makers and wireless carriers, secretly installed a logging software on millions of smartphones, dubbing it as a ‘root kit' reports Wired.

Apple's website was the fifth most visited retail website on Black Friday last week, new comScore data has revealed. According to comScore, Apple came in fifth behind Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Amazon. comScore claimed Apple was closing in on Target in terms of overall website traffic, All Things D reported.