Webwire: Apple's Cook paid $376m in stock; Nokia buys another OS

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Apple CEO Tim Cook's $900,000 base salary for 2011 pales in comparison to the 1 million restricted stock units he also received, which are currently worth around $376 million.
 
Nokia has acquired Norwegian touchscreen feature phone OS developer Smarterphone for an undisclosed sum.
 
South Korea's SK Broadband and Taiawan's Chunghwa Telecom have agreed to form a strategic alliance to improve connectivity between the nations.
 
Chinese state-run news agency People's Daily plans to list its online news portal, people.cn, on the Shanghai exchange, and aims to raise around 527 million yuan ($83.5 million) from the IPO.
 
Internet regulator ICANN is attempting to appease concerns from bodies including the UN and the International Monetary Fund over the potential for cybersquatters to seize important web suffixes including .un and .imf under the new expanded TLD regime.
 
Indian operators involved in domestic 3G roaming pacts - including the one between Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone - are resisting an attempt by the telecom ministry to learn the details of the deals, citing fears the data could be leaked to rivals.
 
Huawei has unveiled what it says is the world's thinnest smartphone. The Huawei Ascend P1S is just 6.68mm thick.
 
Chinese vendor Lenovo has announced it will launch the first smart TV to use Google's Ice Cream Sandwich OS in China during April.

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