Webwire: 22 fake Apple stores found in China; Google+ adds games

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Chinese authorities revealed they have uncovered 22 more fake Apple stores in Kunming, weeks after news of the first fake swept the web.
 
Google has added web games to its Google+ social network. In a move that could spook Facebook and Apple, Google plans to charge only a 5% cut of the revenue from virtual goods sold within the game apps, instead of the 30% that has become standard. 
 
China will assist Bolivia in building and launching its first communications satellite, in a deal that will cost the Bolivian government about $294 million.
 
Greater Manchester Police are using Twitter to publish the names and street-level addresses of residents convicted of crimes associated with recent riots in parts of the UK.
 
Rovio is in talks for a funding injection that would value the Angry Birds creator at $1.2 billion, to fuel expansion plans including an Angry Birds movie and a plush toy line, sources claim.
 
US regulator FCC plans to revamp the 911 emergency services system to allow emergencies to be reported through text messages, photos and videos from mobile phones, as well as voice calls.
 
The Obama administration has added Syrian mobile operator Syriatel to the financial blacklist kept as part of sanctions on the Assad regime, enabling the administration to bar Americans from doing business with the company.
 
Swisscom lifted its 1H profit 10.1% to 962 million francs ($1.26 billion), but revenue fell 3.8% groupwide and 6.4% at its Italian subsidiary Fastweb.

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