FASTTAKES: Facebook, Android, SKT, Nortel, China Mobile

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
After a furor over recent changes to privacy settings, Facebook has announced a simplified version of user controls, NYT Times reports.
 
Android is making most of its sales in the US, which accounts for three-quarter of the 11.6m Android devices in use worldwide, according to AdMob
 
Korean cellco SK Telecom has signed a joint venture agreement with China’s biggest construction company, China Railway No.2 Engineering Group, to build a “smart city” in Chengdu, Sichuan province, said the Korea Herald. 
 
Nortel Networks could earn as much as $1.1b from its bank of technology patents, an analyst has estimated.
 
T-Mobile USA has replaced its CEO. Robert Dotson, who has headed the company for 15 years, will step down next year. Philipp Humm, a former CEO of T-Mobile Deutschland, will become CEO-designate in July.
 
Far EasTone has inked a deal with China Mobile to cut its roaming rates in China by 70%, reports Taipei Times.

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