FASTTAKES: Google, Motricity, Telstra, The9

Staff writer
22 Dec 2010

Google is scaling back the launch of Google TV products that were to be unveiled at CES next month, asking some manufacturers to give it more time to improve the software, reports the Financial Times.

Mobile content solutions provider Motricity has signed an agreement with Axiata to deliver end-to-end mobile web and data solutions to the Asian telecom conglomerate’s operating companies Dialog (Sri Lanka), Robi (Bangladesh) and Hello (Cambodia). The company previously inked similar deals with Indonesian operator XL Axiata and Malaysian carrier Celcom Axiata.

Telstra has signed to the Internet Industry Association voluntary code of conduct – iCode – which is created or Australian ISPs to help inform, educate and protect their customers in relation to cyber security risks.

Chinese online game operator The9has signed a MoU with three intuitional funds to form a $100 million fund to invest in mobile internet applications. The fund, which is supported by Chengwei Ventures, ChinaRock Capital Management and China Renaissance K2 Ventures, will focus on mobile internet application and platform developers.

Chinese handset manufacturer Qiao Xing Mobile Communication has appointed Zhiyang Wu as its new CEO, replacing David Li, who will continue to serve as the general manager of R&D of CEC Telecom, a subsidiary of the company.

The People's Daily has officially launched, the first Chinese search engine backed by a state media organization, reports AFP.

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