FASTTAKES: Nokia, Vodafone, Microsoft, Google, Ericsson, Uninor

Staff writer
15 Sep 2010

Nokia has hired Peter Skilman, one of the designers of the Palm Pre, to head up the MeeGo user experience group.

Vodafone has filed an appeal with India's supreme court challenging the lower-court verdict that it must pay tax on its $11b purchase of a controlling stake in what is now Vodafone Essar.

Microsoft’s Bing has overtakenYahoo to become the second biggest US search engine.

Czech data protection companies have for the second time denied a request from Google to resume Street View fleet operations in the country, citing concerns it would break privacy laws.

Ericsson has launched what it says is the world's first commercial HSPA module for consumer electronics, supporting download speeds of up to 21Mbps and upload speeds reaching 5.76Mbps.

Telenor's Indian subsidiary Uninoraims to secure an 8% share of the local market by 2018, and be ebitda positive within three years.

Just 24% of US adults use mobile applications, even though 35% of adults have apps installed on their phones, according toPew Research and Nielsen.

Apple has denied rumors that CEO Steve Jobs had been stopped at a Japanese airport for carrying shuriken - throwing star weapons - in his carry-on luggage.

The Clearing House for Number Portability, a consortium set up by Thailand's five mobile operators, has chosenTelecordia to provide MNP and number lookup services for the group.

T-Systemshas appointed Michael Hering as vice president of ICT operations in Singapore and India.

The Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co. has signed an MoU for ICT cooperation with the Shanghai Yang Pu Knowledge and Innovation Community.

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