Webwire: India can't reopen Vodafone tax case; France leans on Google

Staff writer
21 Mar 2012

India loses bid to reopen Vodafone tax case

India's Supreme Court has rejected an application from the government to review its verdict that Vodafone is not required to pay a $2.2 billion tax bill.

Agence France-Presse

France demands Google data answers

Google has three weeks to explain how it will use consumer’s data in France, following a change to the search giant’s privacy policy.


TOT in talks with AIS for network sharing deal

Thai state-owned operator TOT is in talks to share its mobile towers and fiber with private operator and current concessionaire AIS.

Bangkok Post

New iPad runs hotter than iPad 2

Tests of Apple's new iPad show that the device can run up to 13 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the iPad 2 while playing games, lending credence to reports of the device running uncomfortably hot.

USA Today

KT to ramp up LTE activity

Korea Telecom plans to increase its annual investment by 20% in 2012, as it aims to catch up to its rivals in terms of LTE coverage and adoption. Executives have agreed to take a 10% pay cut if they miss their LTE targets.

Korea Times

Vandal knocks out thousands of Telstra lines

A vandal is believed to be responsible for cutting a fiber cable owned by Australian operator Telstra. The cable break knocked out 21,000 phone lines, 9,000 broadband services and a few towers.

Sydney Morning Herald

Windows Phone sales surpass Symbian in Britain

Sales of Microsoft's Windows Phone smartphones outpaced Nokia's Symbian platform in Britain, with Microsoft's share of the market increasing to 2.5%, according to research from Kantar.

The Daily Star

Nokia files for vibrating tattoo patent in US

Nokia has filed a patent in the US covering the concept of tattooing material onto a person's skin, that would be paired to a mobile device and vibrate to communicate alerts such as an incoming call or a low battery.

BBC News

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