Webwire: Apple sued over iPad name; Ministers meet over India 2G case

Staff writer
08 Feb 2012

HK's Proview sues Apple over iPad name

A Hong Kong company has filed a lawsuit against Apple over the rights to the iPad name, claiming it still holds a trademark for the name registered in 2000. Proview Technology is seeking either $1.6 billion in compensation, or for Apple to drop the name.

CBS News

Foreign ministers weigh in on India 2G issue

Norway's IT minister has met with India's telecom minister in a bid to protect Telenor's investment in the Indian market, following the cancellation of subsidiary Uninor's and other operators' 2G licenses. Russia's communications minister also plans to express her concerns over the cancellation of Sistema subsidiary Sistema Shyam's license.

Economic Times

Yahoo chair, three directors step down

Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock and three other directors have announced plans to step down, weeks after the resignation of co-founder and former board member Jerry Yang.


NTT to buy back $2.17b in shares

Japan's NTT will buy back 166.5 billion yen ($2.17 billion) of its own shares from the Ministry of Finance, taking the government's stake in the operator down to the minimum allowed 33.3%.


Google may assure on FRAND Mot patent terms

Google plans to send letters to standards bodies assuring that it will license Motorola Mobility patents on FRAND terms, sources claim, in a bid to gain support in convincing regulators to sign off on the Google-Motorola merger.


BTJunkie shutters in wake of Megaupload raid

Britain-based bittorrent search engine BTJunkie has decided to voluntarily shut down, weeks after the US takedown of Megaupload.

Sydney Morning Herald

Trendnet exploit exposes security cam feeds

US-based Trendnet said it is working on firmware updates to fix a major security exploit allowing any web user to access live footage from thousands of Trendnet home security cameras.

BBC News

Indonesia ICT ministry targets offensive tweets

Indonesia's ICT ministry plans to crack down on anonymous Twitter users posting attacks on public figures, threatening legal charges and accounts suspensions for the authors.

Jakarta Globe

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