Webwire: Ericsson Q2 net falls 63%; Apple told to run no-copy notices

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Ericsson has posted a 63% slump in second-quarter profit to 1.2 billion kronor ($172.7 million), as a result of depressed spending on carrier equipment and mounting losses at joint venture ST-Ericsson.
 
A UK court has ordered Apple to run notices on its UK website and in several publications detailing the verdict that Samsung's Galaxy Tab does not copy the iPad's design.
 
Russian parliament has approved a series of bills aimed at tightening controls on the internet, prompting a protest from the UN high commissioner for human rights.
 
Growing revenue from PayPal propelled parent eBay to a $692 million profit for the June quarter, up from $283 million a year earlier.
 
The $6.2 billion writedown on Microsoft's acquisition of aQuantive could lead the company to report its first loss in its 26 years as a public company for its fiscal fourth quarter, based on financial analysts' estimates from before the charge was announced.
 
Indian handset makers including Karbonn, Maxx and Micromax plan to extend their international presence to regions including west Asia and Latin America, a financial analyst said.
 
Vodafone investors are growing impatient with Verizon Wireless' lack of a regular dividend payout policy for Vodafone's 45% holding in the US wireless venture.
 
The Jelly Bean update to Android makes the OS more secure by correctly implementing address space layout randomisation (ASLR) and non-executable memory protection, a security researcher has found.
 
Google's YouTube has introduced a feature allowing users to automatically blur the faces of people appearing in videos of important news events uploaded to the site.

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