Webwire: HTC said to plan Facebook phone; Icann sued over .xxx

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22 Nov 2011
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Facebook, HTC said to plan Facebook phone

Facebook has reportedly approached HTC to develop a Facebook phone, codenamed Buffy, which will use a version of Android modified to enable deeper integration with Facebook features.

All Things Digital

Web porn giants sue Icann over .xxx TLD

Internet porn companies Manwin Licensing and Digital Playground are suing Icann and domain name registrar ICM Registry over the creation of the .xxx TLD, accusing the bodies of acting anti-competitively and ICM of abusing its position.

BBC News

Apple App Store taking yuan payments in China

Apple has started allowing its Chinese customers to pay for applications on the App Store with the yuan. Payments had previously had to be made in US dollars.

Agence France-Presse

Telstra to launch first LTE smartphone in Q1

Australia's Telstra will launch its first LTE smartphones in the first quarter of next year, and may also debut an Android tablet and a personal wireless hotspot device.

Technology Spectator

Vodafone India opposes excess spectrum charge

Vodafone India has opposed as “legally untenable” the government's proposal to charge operators holding more than 6.2 MHz of spectrum higher fees for the “excess.”

Economic Times

eBay launches TV commerce pilot

eBay has added an in-development feature to its iPad apps that will allow TV watchers to purchase products which appear in programming, such as clothing worn by the cast. But because the app gathers information from TV guide data, eBay will need the co-operation of studios.

Bloomberg

Australia's iiNet buys Canberra ISP for $60m

Australia's third-largest ISP, iiNet, has paid $60 million to acquire Canberra-based telecom service provider TransACT.

ABC News

Orange tips $800m into Romania upgrades

France Telecom's Romanian unit, Orange Romania, will spend €600 million ($809.7 million) over the next four years to expand its 3G network coverage and upgrade its mobile and internet networks.

Bloomberg

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