Webwire: Bartz fired from Yahoo, Dell to make Yi smartphone

Staff writer
07 Sep 2011
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Carol Bartz ousted from Yahoo

Carol Bartz has been ousted as CEO of Yahoo. She had reportedly been let go over the phone by the chairman of the board, Roy Bostock. CFO Tim Morse has taken over as interim CEO.

All Things Digital

Dell develops smartphones with Baidu

Chinese search engine Baidu is attracting big names to a new highly tailored version of the Android operating system, with PC maker Dell revealing it will jointly develop smartphones with the firm.

BBC

Sprint sues to block AT&T/T-Mobile deal

AT&T now doesn't only have a lawsuit from the Department of Justice standing in the way of its T-Mobile purchase, with Sprint on Tuesday filing its own legal challenge against the merger.

Bloomberg

Investor presses RIM to consider sale, spinoff

RIM investor Jaguar Financial is urging the vendor to consider options including a sale of the company, or a spinoff of its patent portfolio into a separate business.

The Globe and Mail

Murdoch denies fresh hacking claims

News Corporation’s deputy chief, James Murdoch, maintains he knew nothing of mobile phone hacking at one of the group’s former newspapers. Former executives accused Murdoch of being in the loop about the scandal involving the News of the World tabloid.

Wall Street Journal

Could NZ's three strikes law mute UFB demand?

Early indicators of a decrease in international traffic heading into New Zealand following the enactment of the nation's three strikes laws has led to concerns that demand for high-speed broadband services - such as the state-led UFB fiber project - could be muted by the legislation.

New Zealand Herald

HTC August sales top $1.5b

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has disclosed it grew its August sales 87.4% year-on-year to TW$45.3 billion ($1.5 billion.)

Reuters

Nokia starts hunt for next Nokia Tune

Nokia has announced a $10,000 competition to remix or create the next Nokia Tune. The winning tone will be preloaded on Nokia phones and made available for download on the Ovi store.

Digital Trends

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