FASTTAKES: Foxconn, Samsung, ARM, SAIC, Telstra, Warid, Mobilink

Staff writer
03 Jun 2010

Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group has announced a 30% pay increase for its employees in China from June.

Samsung Electronics is gearing up to launch a tablet device to rival Apple’s iPad, reports the Korea Herald. The sPad will be rolled out in August.

UK chip design firm ARM said it was considering establishing an Asian research center, WSJ reported.

China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) has announced rules for “real-name” registration for e-commerce, requiring online merchants to provide their real names and address and other personal information. The regulation takes effect from July 1.

The Chinese government has lifted its ban on a host of blocked porn sites, but not You Tube.

Tony Warren will take over from Geoff Booth as head of Telstra’s NBN negotiating team, said the Australian. Warren is currently second in command to Booth, who will retire at the end of the month, on the NBN project.

Pakistani cellco Warid Telecom now covers more than 500 cities.

Pakistan’s No. 1 operator Mobilink has launched an app store, called Mobistore.

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