Webwire: Google may plan $99 tablet; MS faces more EU fines

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Taiwan manufacturing industry sources claim Google is planning to release a sub-$100 version of the Nexus 7 tablet - and a second $199 variant - by the end of the year .
 
Microsoft faces further fines in Europe, after EU antitrust authorities said it will charge the software firm for not complying with requirements to offer a choice of web browsers.
 
RIM posted a smaller than expected Q2 loss per share of 27 cents, compared to an average forecast of 47 cents, due to a less severe decline in BlackBerry shipments than market watchers had been anticipating. RIM stock climbed by a quarter on the back of the result.
 
India's Bharti Airtel has appointed a new chairman for tower subsidiary Bharti Infratel in a board reshuffle, ahead of plans to spin off and conduct an IPO for the unit.
 
Vodafone’s faces integration costs of £500 million ($811.8 million) over the next four years relating to its acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
 
A UK judge claims Facebook fuels violence, by enabling the posting of nasty comments people wouldn’t make face to face.
 
Investors in Nokia are bracing themselves due to the expectation that the handset maker may cancel its dividend for the first time in decades.
 
European ISPs and web hosting companies are being encouraged to sign up for an initiative to post details of missing children and a hotline contact number on 404 Not Found error pages.

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