Webwire: HP to open-source WebOS; Panasonic to launch Android phone

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12 Dec 2011
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HP to open-source WebOS

HP has revealed plans to open-source mobile platform WebOS. The future of WebOS had been unclear since August, when the company announced plans to suspend hardware development of devices using the platform.

Associated Press

Panasonic will launch Android phone next year

Panasonic has revealed a preliminary model of a currently-unnamed Android handset, which the company plans to launch in 2012 starting in Europe, followed by Asia and North America.

SlashGear

Motorola wins German patent suit against Apple

Motorola has won a patent battle against Apple in Germany, and may now use the verdict to pursue an injunction on sales of iPhones and iPads in the market.

BBC News

China official calls for “forceful” web controls

The head of China's State Internet Information Office has used state-owned media to urge authorities to exert “more forceful and effective” control over the “management of online culture,” becoming the latest official to allude to introducing stricter web censorship.

Xinhua

Talks underway for Ireland-France subsea cable

The Irish government, IDA Ireland, and cable investors are in talks about building a $100 million cable link between Ireland and France.

Irish Times

US gov test claims LightSquared GPS interference

The draft report of a US government-commissioned field test of the proposed technology that would be used in LightSquared's planned nationwide 4G network has been leaked. The report claims the technology would cause potentially “harmful interference” to 75% of GPS devices operating near the BTSs.

Bloomberg

MTN Uganda to sell towers to parent's new JV

MTN Uganda plans to sell 1,000 of its towers to a new joint venture set up by parent MTN Group and tower operator American Tower.

My Joy Online

Netflix backs privacy law amendment

US media streaming company Netflix is backing an amendment to local laws that would allow it to require only one-time consent to continuously share its customers' rental histories with friends who are also Netflix users.

New York Times

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