Webwire: Apple maps fall flat; EU proceeding with China subsidy probe

Staff writer
21 Sep 2012
00:00

Apple taking heat for inaccurate iOS 6 maps

Apple is drawing the ire of users and commentators for its new homegrown maps service in iOS 6, due to the inaccuracies and missing features compared to the Google service it has replaced.

The Australian

EU proceeding with Huawei, ZTE subsidy probe

The EU plans to forge ahead with a probe into whether Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE receive illegal government subsidies to allow them to undercut European vendors, even on the eve of an EU-China summit to discuss trade issues.

Reuters

Microsoft wins new patent victory against Moto

Microsoft has won another patent victory against Google's Motorola Mobility, with a German court ruling that Motorola devices infringe on a patent for a technology covering a keyboard interfacing with an app – with functionality built into the Android OS.

SlashGear

Chunghwa to offer YouTube over IPTV service

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom has signed a deal with Google allowing the operator to offer YouTube via a the company's multimedia on demand (MOD) internet TV service.

Channel News Asia

Vodafone India seeks compromise in tax dispute

Vodafone India has hinted it may be willing to pay the 80 billion rupee ($1.47 billion) tax bill the government is demanding from its 2007 acquisition of what was then Hutchison Essar - if the government forgoes the additional 120 billion rupee interest and penalty also being sought.

Economic Times

WACS cable could spark bandwidth price war

The soon-to-be-deployed West Africa Cable System (WACS) is expected to spark a price war for international bandwidth in the region. The group deploying the cable is planning an aggressive pricing strategy to gain a foothold in the market.

BusinessDay Online

Partner cancels dividend after pulled buyout

Israel's Partner Communications has cancelled its planned dividend payout for 2012, following the withdrawal of Hutchison Whampoa's bid for 75% of Partner parent Scailex Corporation.

Globes

Cybersex outlawed in the Philippines

The Philippine parliament has passed through a law banning cybersex over the internet. Offenders face a fine of 250,000 pesos ($6,000) and up to six months in jail.

BBC News

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