Webwire: HTC Q4 outlook disappoints; Yahoo said to reject sale

Staff writer
HTC has provided a weaker than expected smartphone sales forecast for the crucial Q4 period, and analysts believe the vendor is in for tougher competition due to Apple's iPhone 4S.
Shares in Yahoo fell 5.6% yesterday on reports the company is likely to eschew a sale to a consortium of buyers in favor of selling its Asian assets and distributing the proceeds to shareholders.
BT is ramping up its high-speed fiber rollout plans, and now intends to pass two thirds of UK premises with a network capable of 70Mbps to 100Mbps speeds by 2014.
New Zealand ISP Orcon has received the first six piracy notices under New Zealand's new “three strikes” style antipiracy law, which has been criticized for putting the onus on service providers to police their users.
India's Central Bureau of Investigation will oppose bail for five telecom executives accused of conspiring in the 2008 2G spectrum allocation scandal.
ST-Microelectronics has reported a 64.1% decrease in Q3 profit to $71 million, and disappointed analysts with its Q4 outlook. Joint venture ST-Ericsson's loss also widened to $211 million.
Jamaica's Digicel has neither confirmed or denied speculation the company may bid to acquire debt-laden Irish operator Eircom.
Members of hacker collective Anonymous have threatened to expose allies of Mexican drug cartel Zetas if the gang does not release a kidnapped internet activist.