Webwire: Apple sued over Siri; Rare earths dispute reaches WTO

Staff writer
14 Mar 2012
00:00

Apple sued over Siri

A US man is suing Apple, claiming the company has intentional misrepresented voice assistant Siri's capabilities in advertising about the iPhone 4S.

Sydney Morning Herald

China rare earths dispute heads to WTO

The US, EU and Japan have filed a joint complaint with the WTO over China's escalated export restrictions on rare earths.

Agence France-Presse

Motorola tried to license all Apple's patents

A European Union document reveals that Motorola Mobility had initially demanded Apple license its full patent portfolio in exchange for a license to Motorola's standard-essential patents. Apple claims it was its refusal to agree to this demand that led Motorola to pursue legal action.

Bloomberg

Bahrain, Belarus named “enemies of the internet”

Free speech advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has added Bahrain and Belarus to its list of “enemies of the internet,” and India and Kazakhstan to its list of “countries under surveillance,” due to moves by the countries to restrict internet access and content.

BBC News

EU urged to act on roaming costs

A British parliamentary committee has called on the government to address EC concerns about “unacceptably high” roaming costs within the EU.

Digital Spy

Turntable.fm gets label deals

Social music streaming service Turntable.fm has now secured deals with all four major music labels – Universal Music, EMI, Warner Music and Sony.

All Things Digital

Encyclopaedia Britannica goes online-only

Encyclopaedia Britannica will no longer publish printed editions, moving instead to an online-only subscription service. The books have been in continuous print since the first edition in 1768.

Reuters

Telstra to support dive to deepest part of sea

Australian operator Telstra will supply satellite phone, internet and broadcast services for a project by film director James Cameron to dive to the deepest part of any ocean in a custom-built submarine, and film the expedition.

Gizmodo Australia

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