Webwire: ACCC takes Apple to court; Google faces UK privacy heat

Staff writer
28 Mar 2012

AU's ACCC takes Apple to court

Australian competition regulator ACCC has filed a court bid to prevent Apple from advertising the new iPad Wi-Fi+4G as such, even though it will not work with Australian 4G networks. The ACCC alleges that this misleads consumers and violates Australian competition law.

Brisbane Times

Lawmakers seek Google privacy move

UK lawmakers are threatening to legislate against Google if the search giant doesn’t voluntarily enable the removal of content that breaches privacy laws.


Cook courts China during visit

Apple boss Tim Cook is attempting to build bridges in China, visiting the country to address an iPad trademark dispute and claims of poor working conditions at factories producing its handsets and tablets.


Foxconn invests $1.6b in Sharp

Contract manufacturer Foxconn will invest 133 billion yen ($1.59 billion) in Japan's Sharp, in a bid to secure a supply of panels for current and future Apple products.


French price war claims SFR CEO

Frank Esser has stepped down as CEO of French mobile operator SFR, in what is believed to be a response to the introduction to the market of low-cost rival Free Mobile. Vivendi chief Jean-Bernard Lévy will temporarily replace Esser while a new permanent CEO is sought.


US agencies urged to share spectrum with cellcos

The US Commerce Department has recommended that federal agencies including the Department of Defense share wireless airwaves with mobile operators, in a bid to stave off increasing spectrum scarcity.

LA Times

DoT may weigh legal options for 3G roam deals

India's Department of Telecom is considering seeking legal opinions as to whether the 3G roaming deals reached between operators including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular constitute a breach of their 3G license conditions.

Business Standard

Millennial prices IPO at $11 to $13 per share

Mobile ad network Millennial Media has set its upcoming IPO price range at $11 to $13 per share, above the initial target of $9 to $11 per share.

Tech Crunch

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