Webwire Canada telcos face $17b suit; RIM to cut 5k jobs

Webwire Canada telcos face $17b suit; RIM to cut 5k jobs

Staff writer  |   June 29, 2012
telecomasia.net
A Canadian court has rejected a request from the nation's telecom operators to throw out a C$18 billion ($17.38 billion) class action lawsuit, which accuses the companies of overcharging customers with “system access fees.”
 
RIM has revealed it will cut 5,000 more jobs, after reporting a loss for its fiscal first quarter more than five times higher than analysts had been anticipating.
 
A New Zealand court has found that police acted illegally when raiding the home of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom as part of a US probe into online piracy via the file hosting site.
 
Google has revealed that Apple is finally letting it launch the popular Chrome web browser for iOS, even as tensions continue to grow between the allies-turned-bitter-rivals.
 
Australian regulators have found that Telstra breached both telecom and privacy laws by leaving over 700,000 customer records - including names, addresses, and in some cases dates of birth, usernames and passwords - publicly available online for eight months.
 
US-based workers' rights group China Labor Watch has published a report claiming it found “deplorable” conditions at Apple suppliers across China, including several places with worse conditions than Foxconn at the time the manufacturing company was making global headlines.
 
North Korea has reportedly started distributing its own tablet, the Samjiyon. The device predictably lacks internet access and a camera, but can run applications and games.
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