Webwire: Chinese blog sites restored; Samsung plans China chip site

Staff writer
03 Apr 2012
00:00

Chinese micro blogs restored

Chinese micro blogging sites Tencent and Sina plan to restore the ability to comment on news stories this morning. The government has faced widespread criticism after freezing the services over the weekend.

Wall Street Journal

Samsung invests $7b in China chip plant

Samsung is constructing a semiconductor manufacturing plant in China to meet growing demand for smartphone silicon. The first phase will account for $2.3 billion out of a total budget of $7 billion.

Bloomberg

India defers mobile tower radiation compliance date

Mobile operators in India have been given five more months to comply with the radiation norms as telecom minister Kapil Sibal has directed regulator DoT to postpone the April deadline to September 1.

Economic Times

Dell buys Wyse Technology

Dell is boosting its cloud credentials by acquiring device-maker Wyse Technology. The firm has shipped 20 million units to-date, and will reportedly have a positive impact on Dell’s balance sheet in the back half of its 2013 fiscal year.

Bloomberg

Microsoft acts to protect EU distribution

Microsoft is moving its European software distribution headquarters from Germany to the Netherlands, to avoid potential disruption in a patent dispute with Motorola.

Reuters

ICO slams UK data retention plans

More scrutiny is needed on UK government plans to require ISPs and telcos to store details of consumer’s phone calls, emails and web site visits for a year, the Information Commissioner’s Office claims.

The Telegraph

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