Webwire: DoCoMo unveils 3G+4G femtos; Vodafone India shelves IPO

Staff writer
19 Nov 2012
00:00

DoCoMo unveils 3G+4G femtocells

Japan's NTT DoCoMo has unveiled what it says will be the world's first commercial dual-mode 3G and LTE femtocells.

Engadget

Vodafone India shelves IPO

Vodafone India has put plans for an IPO on ice as a result of uncertainty over how much it will need to pay to renew its spectrum licenses. Depending on the direction the government decides to take in pricing the renewal, Vodafone India's bill could vary by up to $4.8 billion.

Bloomberg

Hackers target Israel government sites

Israeli government websites have been subjected to 44 million hack attacks since the country began military action in Gaza. The country’s finance minister revealed one attack was successful, but claims the site was only affected for ten minutes.

Reuters

Microsoft appoints Sinofsky replacements

Microsoft veterans Tami Reller and Julie Larson-Green are the new heads of the firm’s Windows division. Reller has been tasked with running business operations, and Larson-Green with technical development. They replace Steven Sinofsky, who quit suddenly earlier this month.

Wall Street Journal

US judge accepts Google, FTC deal

A US federal judge has accepted a deal between Google and the Federal Trade Commission that will see the search giant pay $22.5 million to settle a case claiming it planted cookies on Apple’s Safari web browser.

Bloomberg

Samsung seeks copy of Apple-HTC license deal

Samsung has petitioned a court to force Apple to provide it with a copy of the patent licensing agreement Apple recently signed with HTC. The brief argues that if Apple is willing to license the patents at the center of its lawsuits against Samsung, monetary damages should adequately compensate for any violation, so an injunction on Samsung products found to infringe isn't needed.

Reuters

Sony Mobile working on iPhone rival

Sony's mobile chief has pledged to create a flagship phone to rival the iPhone and the Galaxy S III in time for next year's CES and MWC.

TechCrunch

Web users execute digital wills

Digital wills are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. The wills see executors given the necessary passwords and login details to conduct a post-mortem clean up of a person’s online information.

The Telegraph

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