Webwire: Google ponders EU fiber network; Apple, eBay stocks on the move

Staff writer
24 Oct 2011

Google may build fiber network in EU country

Google is considering expanding on its experiment to roll out a 1Gbps fiber network in parts of the US with a similar project in a European country, a company SVP has revealed.

Wall Street Journal

Apple, eBay stocks pegged to gain over 20%

Stocks in some large tech companies including Apple, Oracle and eBay are expected to increase in value by over 20% this year, finance weekly Barron's has predicted.


MS gets royalties on half of Android devices

After strongarming yet another Android licensing deal, with third-party manufacturer Compal, Microsoft says it now earns royalties on 50% of Android devices sold.

Ars Technica

Sprint last US carrier to move against unlimited

Sprint Nextel has become the last US operator to announce plans to phase out its unlimited data plans - but currently only for non-smartphone devices including mobile hotspots.


Murdoch survives ousting motion

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has survived a motion to have him replaced as chairman of News Corp, and his sons James and Lachlan have been reappointed directors, in the wake of the UK phone hacking scandal.

Capcom expects mobile to generate 30% of profit

Video game developer Capcom expects to be earning around 30% of its profit from the mobile channel within a few years – up from 6.6% last fiscal.


RIM responds to BlackBerry dissatisfaction survey

RIM has responded to a recent survey claiming that only 16% of BlackBerry users are fully satisfied with their handsets - compared to 44% of iPhone users – by claimng that their newest phones significantly outperform their older models.


Vodacom facing two lawsuits over Congo unit sale

Vodafone subsidiary Vodacom is facing two lawsuits seeking to block the sale of its controlling stake in Congolese mobile operator Vodacom Congo.


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