Webwire: EC delays Google-Mot review; NSA said to track China cyberspies

Staff writer
13 Dec 2011

EC delays Google-Motorola merger review

The European Commission has suspended its review into whether to approve Google's planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility, telling Google it must submit more details of the deal.

New York Times

US NSA said to track Chinese cyberspies

Sources claim US intelligence agencies including the NSA have identified a number of Chinese groups which are cyberspying on US systems, many of which are sponsored by the Chinese military, and plan to use the information to more directly confront China about cyberespionage.

Wall Street Journal

UK's O2 launches iPhone 4S leasing plan

The UK's O2 has adopted a leasing model with a new 12-month phone plan, which allows customers to rent the iPhone 4S over the life of the contract period.

The Inquirer

Andy Lees replaced as MS mobile chief

Microsoft has replaced mobile chief Andy Lees with Terry Myerson, previously in charge of engineering at the company's mobile group.


Celcom Axiata, Australia Network team up

Malaysian operator Celcom Axiata and APAC-facing broadcaster Broadcast Australia have signed a consortium agreement to bid for Malaysia's digital terrestrial television broadcasting tender.

The Borneo Post

American Tower buys Mexican sites for $500m

American Tower will pay $500 million to acquire around 2,500 towers in Mexico from Telefonica's Mexican subsidiary.

Boston Globe

Mumbai server probed for Duqu links

Indian authorities have tracked and imaged for analysis a virtual private server in Mumbai that may have links to the high-profile Duqu virus. The server is registered to a client in Milan, Spain.


Amazon to update Kindle Fire software

Amazon has announced plans to issue a software update for its Kindle Fire tablet, to help appease some users frustrated by the performance and usability of the device.


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