Webwire: Unitech given ultimatum; Apple lands blows in Samsung war

Staff writer
India's Company Law Board has given Unitech Wireless until March 19 to decide whether it wants to sell its minority stake in mobile JV Uninor to partner Telenor, or buy out Telenor's stake.
Apple has won two legal victories in the Netherlands as part of its ongoing patent battle with Samsung, with a court ruling that Samsung can't assert patent violation against the iPhone 4S with FRAND patents, or pursue an injunction on the device in the market.
US wireless venture LightSquared has hired two litigators, in anticipation of a possible legal challenge against regulator FCC's decision to block its attempt to build a 4G network using satellite spectrum.
A former Google executive has publicly criticized the company for becoming too focused on advertising and competing with Facebook in the social media segment, at the expense of innovation elsewhere and the company's corporate culture.
UK operator Virgin Media has won a tender to provide Wi-Fi services on platforms and ticket stations in the London Underground train system, and will provide free connectivity during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Broadcaster BBC has revealed plans for a fee-based download service for TV programs, making the shows available minutes after broadcast.
A former Microsoft employee has launched a website devoted to highlighting flaws with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS as a desktop PC OS, and suggesting fixes for the issues.
Apple has started shipping units of the new 1080p version of Apple TV to pre-order customers, ahead of the device's official launch tomorrow.