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

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

Staff writer  |   October 24, 2011
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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.
 
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.
 
After strongarming yet another Android licensing deal, with third-party manufacturer Compal, Microsoft says it now earns royalties on 50% of Android devices sold.
 
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
 
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 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.
 
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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