Webwire: Google to censor sites for India; HTC misses Q1 estimates

Staff writer
07 Feb 2012

Google complies with India censorship

Google has complied with an Indian court order to remove content from its websites that authorities deemed potentially offensive. Facebook and Yahoo are other big-name web firms targeted by the order.

Wall Street Journal

HTC misses estimates with Q1 forecast

HTC has missed analysts' expectations with its first quarter forecast of sales of TW$70 billion ($2.37 billion), blaming “product transition,” increased competition from Apple and Samsung and lower than expected LTE handset sales.


China Unicom told to apply for map license

China Unicom will have to apply for a license to operate its online maps service, or face legal repercussions, according to the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.


Vodafone, Wind call off Greek merger talks

Vodafone has called off talks to merge its Greek unit with Wind Hellas, without providing a reason. European regulators are thought to have raised objections to the deal due to duopoly concerns.

The Telegraph

Facebook earning little from mobile

Facebook admits it has not yet found a consistent way to generate revenue from users which log on via mobile devices, but plans to experiment with mobile advertising, including sponsored stories.

New York Times

100 ACTA protests planned in EU this week

At least 100 protests against controversial international anti-piracy treaty ACTA are planned across Europe this week, with the protesters complaining that the treaty threatens internet freedoms, and was signed by 22 EU members without sufficient public engagement.

BBC News

Nokia rubbishes claims of NSN CEO replacement

Nokia has denied as “complete rubbish” reports that Siemens wants to replace Nokia Siemens CEO Rajiv Suri.

Economic Times

Samsung sparks backlash with stylus ad

Samsung's US Super Bowl commercial – which shows a Samsung Galaxy Note user controlling the device with a stylus - has backfired, with many twitter users mocking the company for highlighting a technology viewed as obsolete.


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