FASTTAKES: Qualcomm, Satyam, Vatican, Chinese govt, NTT Com

Telecom Asia Staff
21 Jan 2009

Qualcomm has acquired $65 million in graphics and technology assets from chipset maker AMD, which Qualcomm intends to use to enable the delivery more advanced mobile multimedia services.

Two potential buyers have expressed an interest in buying all or part of Satyam, the Press Trust of India reports. The potential suitors are corporate giants Essar and L&T - both of which run IT businesses.

The Vatican is to have its own channel on the video sharing site YouTube that will show Pope Benedict and church events, a Vatican source said.

The Chinese government has blocked another 244 pornographic sites in its latest censorship campaign. This brings the total number of sites shut down to over 700.

NTT Com's Tai Po Data Center in Hong Kong has been granted ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification, which is granted to facilities proven to offer robust security management.

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