Webwire: China blocks LinkedIn; Glonass-K launched

Dylan Bushell-Embling
28 Feb 2011

China blocks, restores LinkedIn

Business-centric social networking site LinkedIn is back up in China, after being taken down for a day after a user set up a forum calling for a “Jasmine Revolution” - referring to the recent revolts in the middle East – in China.

BBC News

Russia launches Glonass-K satellite

Russia has launched Glonass-K, the first of the new-generation satellites for the GLONASS global navigation system.

Zee News

Future Fund speeds Telstra stake sell-off

Australian government investment fund Future Fund has accelerated the sell-off of its shares in Telstra, divesting another $350 million worth of stock this month.

The Australian

KCC rejects bid for fourth mobile license

Korean Regulator KCC has rejected a petition by Korea Mobile Internet to procure a fourth mobile license and wireless broadband spectrum, alleging a shortage of business strategies and funding capabilities.

The Korea Herald

India may double user data retention minimum

Indian intelligence agencies are pressuring the department of telecom to double to one year the minimum amount of time operators are required to maintain user records.

Fastweb founder freed during trial

Silvio Scaglia, founder of Italy's Fastweb, has been freed after a year in jail and house arrest, while the trial continues over his alleged involvement in a €2 billion ($2.7b) money laundering scheme.


SK Telecom forms China SoC JV

SK Telecom has entered China's system-on-a-chip market, allocating 19 billion won ($16.8 million) to set up a JV with fabless semiconductor MtekVision.

Korea IT Times

Google changes search algorithms

Google has changed the formula for generating search results to better prioritize useful websites, and weed out those which copy content or have been set up solely to appeal to search engines.

Wall Street Journal

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