Webwire: HP wants WebOS cars; Bharti launches $220 tablet

Staff writer
17 Aug 2011

HP to push for WebOS use in white goods, cars

HP plans to expand its WebOS to be used in cars and major appliances including stoves and refrigerators, but may face an uphill battle convincing manufacturers to try out a new platform.

International Business Times

Bharti group launches $220 Android tablet

Bharti Airtel sister company Beetel Teletech has launched an own-branded 9,999 rupee ($220) Android-powered tablet, manufactured by Huawei.


Motorola director Bill Hambrecht quits

Banker Bill Hambrecht has resigned suddenly from his role as a director of Motorola Mobility, days after the announcement of Google's planned acquisition of the company.

Washington Post

Iraq cellcos face fines over IPO delays

Iraq's mobile operators look set to miss the August 31 deadline for listing on the Iraq Stock Exchange, and could therefore soon be hit with unspecified “penalties.”

Business Insider

Facebook rioter appeals jail term

A UK man is appealing a four year prison sentence he received after being found guilty of using Facebook to provoke recent civil unrest in the country.


Vodafone's M-PAiSA used to pay fines in Fiji

Fijians will now be able to use Vodafone's M-PAiSA mobile money transfer service to pay court fines, in an initiative by the nation's judiciary.

Fiji Times

Megafon signs $1b facility to buy Huawei kit

Russia's Megafon has secured two more credit facilities with China Development Bank worth a combined $1 billion to buy Huawei gear.

Moscow Times

Aus body upholds firing for Facebook rant

Fair Work Australia has upheld the right for a company to fire an employee for posting an angry diatribe against a manager on his Facebook page.

The Australian

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