Webwire: DoJ rejects AT&T/T-Mobile; iPhone 5 lost in bar?

Webwire: DoJ rejects AT&T/T-Mobile; iPhone 5 lost in bar?

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
The US Department of Justice has filed suit to block AT&T's planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, asking a court to declare the merger an antitrust violation.
 
An Apple employee has lost an iPhone 5 prototype in a San Fransisco bar, a report claims, in a possible repeat of the incident with the iPhone 4 prototype last year.
 
Ericsson plans to establish a global NOC in China, in response to the increased demand for managed services in China and worldwide.
 
Microsoft has been sued in a Seattle court for allegedly continuing to track the location of Windows Phone 7 users after they have withdrawn their consent.
 
Telenor has used an opinion article to criticize Swedish regulator PTS, stating that because the body's decisions are often overturned by local courts, regulatory uncertainty has arisen that threatens the nation's position as an IT leader.
 
Mobile television platform developer MobiTV plans to raise up to $75 million in an IPO in the US. The company has not yet specified which exchange it intends to list on.
 
Kodak is seeing strong interest from potential buyers for the patent bundle it put on sale last month, according to the company's CEO. The IP has applications in areas including smartphone cameras and photo-identification.
 
Sony will launch its first tablet in mid-September, priced at $499 for the 16GB version, and will follow up with a dual-screen tablet later in the year.