Webwire: ICANN approves TLD overhaul; Globe wants action on PLDT deal

Dylan Bushell-Embling
21 Jun 2011

ICANN approves TLD overhaul

ICANN's board has voted to approve top level domains in categories including industry and ethnicity, as well as domains in any language or script.

The Guardian

Globe asks DoJ to act on PLDT-Digitel

The Philippines' Globe Telecom has made another attempt to block the takeover of Digitel by PLDT, asking the nation's Department of Justice to intervene and investigate competition concerns.


Chunghwa to let Falun Gong TV use ST-2

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom has agreed to let a TV station led by China's Falun Gong movement use its new ST-2 satellite, after coming under fire last month for stating there won't be enough bandwidth on the new craft for the station.

Agence France Presse

Panasonic expects profit slump on quake impact

Panasonic expects an 11% decline in operating profit for the year ending in March, as it feels the effects of the supply chain issues caused by the Japanese earthquake.

Bharti mobile customer base grows to 167.1m

India's Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar both signed up 2.45 million domestic mobile subscribers in May. Incumbent mobile operator Bharti Airtel now has 167.1 million Indian customers.

Economic Times

Softbank chair expects to settle Alipay dispute soon

Softbank chairman Masayoshi Son expects to resolve his dispute with Alibaba over the fate of online payment unit Alipay soon.


Black pulls Friday clip on rights dispute

Rebecca Black's infamous Friday music video has been pulled from YouTube, due to a rights dispute between the teenage songstress and record label Ark Music.

Sydney Morning Herald

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