Webwire: HP drops WebOS hardware; Asiacell adopts per-second billing

Staff writer
19 Aug 2011

HP abandons WebOS hardware business

HP may have grand ambitions for WebOS software, but the company just revealed it will suspend development of WebOS tablets and smartphones, due to reported low sales of its TouchPad Tablet. The company is even considering spinning off its PC business to focus on software and technology services.



Iraq's Asiacell told to adopt per-second billing

Iraq's Asiacell will switch from per-minute to per-second billing on Sunday, as per a request from a government panel and regulatory body.


Wi-Lan attempts hostile takeover of Mosaid

Patent licensing company Wi-Lan has mounted a hostile takeover offer for rival Mosaid Technologies, in a move that could see the creation of a company with around 3,400 issued or pending patents.


Rovio worth billions, exec says

Angry Birds developer Rovio is worth several billion dollars, but has no intention of selling unless it receives a high enough offer, an executive said in an interview with Finnish news.


Android sales pass iOS in Australia

Sales of smartphones using Google's Android OS have overtaken iPhone sales in Australia for the first time, according to a recent survey.

Sydney Morning Herald

TalkTalk, Tiscali UK fined for billing gaffe

UK regulator Ofcom has fined TalkTalk and subsidiary Tiscali UK £3 million ($4.9 million) for billing over 65,000 customers for services they did not receive.

BBC News

Nokia launches Symbian Anna

Nokia has made the Anna update to its Symbian OS available for download for Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 handsets.

The Inquirer

Research identifies “supercookies”

Research shows that websites are using a form of web tracking known as “supercookies,” which can re-create user profiles even after traditional cookies have been removed.

Wall Street Journal

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