Webwire: Apple wants e-book trial; Page doesn't remember Java email
April 19, 2012
Apple wants to go to trial to defend itself against allegations that it conspired with book publishers to raise the price of e-books, according to its lawyers.
Google CEO Larry Page has testified that he does not recall the pivotal email in Oracle's copyright trial against Android, in which Google employee Tim Lindholm allegedly claimed he had been asked by Page Sergey Brin to find an alternative to Java for use in the mobile OS.
Government body Public Safety Canada wrote to fellow department Industry Canada last year to warn that plans to lift the foreign ownership cap on telecom companies poses a “considerable risk” to national security. The letter was acquired by Bloomberg in a freedom of information request.
Verizon Wireless has revealed plans to sell the coveted 700-MHz spectrum it acquired for $4.4 billion in a 2008 auction – but only if regulators approve its controversial $3.6 billion deal to acquire spectrum from a group of cable companies.
Google's Gmail has recovered from an hour long outage affecting around 2% of the 350 million users of the web mail service.
New Zealand mobile operators are considering following in the footsteps of their US counterparts and agreeing to develop a nationwide system to track and blacklist stolen mobile phones.
Mobile ads represented just 5% of total spending on digital advertising in 2011, but the segment is growing rapidly - total mobile ad spend was up 149% over 2010.
Indian handset vendors and operators will soon be required to list radiation output levels on mobile phones and in retail stores, under new legislation coming into effect on September 1.
First revenue drop in 13 years signals that smartphones and tablets are reaching market maturity