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

Staff writer
12 Aug 2011
00:00

22 more fake Apple stores found in China

Chinese authorities revealed they have uncovered 22 more fake Apple stores in Kunming, weeks after news of the first fake swept the web.

Reuters

Google+ adds games, charges 5% for in-app sales

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.

All Things Digital

China to help Bolivia lunch first satellite

China will assist Bolivia in building and launching its first communications satellite, in a deal that will cost the Bolivian government about $294 million.

China Daily

UK police name and shame rioters on Twitter

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.

New York Times

Rovio seeks funding at $1.2b valuation

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.

Bloomberg

US to revamp 911 to accept SMS, videos

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.

MSNBC

US adds Syriatel to Syria blacklist

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.

International Business Times

Swisscom profit up 10%, revenue slumps

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.

Agence France-Presse

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