Webwire: Iliad undercuts rivals; Reports of Foxconn suicide threat

Staff writer
11 Jan 2012

Iliad undercuts French mobile rivals

Iliad is banking on lower prices and unlimited calls to 40 countries to win favor for its newly-launched mobile service in France. The firm is the country’s fourth operator.

Wall Street Journal

Ex-Foxconn workers said to threaten mass suicide

A report from a Chinese anti-government website alleges that some 300 former workers at a Foxconn manufacturing plant had threatened mass suicide, as protest against being denied compensation payments promised to them if they resigned.

Want China Times

Taipei telecom show to re-open next month

The formerly annual Taipei telecom trade show will take place next month after a five-year hiatus, Now named the Taipei Telecom Applications Show, the revamped event will now focus on mobile apps rather than hardware.

Taipei Times

iOS closes gap on Android in US in Oct/Nov

Apple's iOS grabbed back significant smartphone market share in the US during October and November, according to figures from NPD. Its share rose from 26% to 43%, compared to Android's 47%.


Samsung confident of beating Nokia in '12

Samsung is confident of overtaking Nokia as the world's largest mobile phone vendor this year, according to CEO Choi Gee-sung.


KPN CFO departure “unfortunate:” CEO

KPN CEO Eelco Blok described as “unfortunate and unexpected” the decision by CFO Carla Smits-Nusteling to resign suddenly last week, in the wake of an investigation by Dutch authorities into suspected price fixing by KPN, Vodafone and T-Mobile.

Wall Street Journal

Scam Olympic sites boost Google’s coffers

Google is accused of profiting from illegal sales of tickets for the forthcoming Olympic games in London, by accepting advertising fees from scam websites.

The Telegraph

MS to officially bring Kinect to Windows

Microsoft has announced plans to officially bring its Kinect motion tracking controller to Windows in February.

New Zealand Herald

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