Webwire: Cisco beats Street in Q4; MOSAID files new patent suit

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Cisco beat estimates for its fiscal fourth quarter with a 40 cent per share profit, and a 3.3% increase in sales to $11.2 billion.
 
Patent licensing company MOSAID has filed a patent suit against Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Adobe, Juniper, NetApp, Red Hat and VMWare over networking server patents it acquired earlier this year. The company is also now offering to sell handset makers a “covenant not to sue” over infringement patents related to emergency call features.
 
Hacker group Anonymous is pledging to take down Facebook due to the social network’s controversial data handling policies.
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Amazon has launched Kindle Cloud Reader, a HTML5-based e-reader. The install-free web app appears to be an attempt by Amazon to circumvent the cut Apple demands from transactions conducted in apps distributed through Apple's App Store.
 
Sri Lanka Telecom grew its pre-tax profit 51% to 3.26 billion rupees ($29.7 million) in the first six months of the year, with mobile arm Mobitel boosting pre-tax profit 36% to 1 billion rupees.
 
RIM faces threats of retribution by hackers if it passes on details of rioters to UK authorities. The vendor has pledged to assist police in tracking down individuals that used its BlackBerry Messenger service to organize looting and unrest in several major cities.
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US operator AT&T will launch at least one LTE smartphone by the end of the year, and aims to launch LTE services in 15 markets over this time-frame.
 
Verizon's CFO believes the US operator's FiOS fiber network will never be as profitable as its old copper network, due to greater competition and high content licensing fees.

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