Webwire: India mobile base tops 850m; Softbank green power venture

Staff writer
09 Aug 2011

India mobile users top 850m

India now has over 851.7 million mobile subscribers, according to data from regulator Trai, with the wireless user base growing by 11.4 million connections in June.

Daiji World

Softbank's Son committed to green power venture

Softbank president Masayoshi Son will forge ahead with plans to set up a Softbank-affiliated company to deploy “megasolar,” wind and geothermal power plants in Japan, in a bid to help wean the nation off of nuclear power.

Mainichi Daily News

US studios seeking China content deals

Chinese online video sites Youku and Sohu have struck deals with US media giants Disney and CBS to legitimately stream some US TV programs in China. Hollywood studios are thought to be pursuing more deals to profitably break into the market.


HP cuts TouchPad price soon after launch

HP has (via a rebate) shaved $70 from the price of its TouchPad tablet just one month after launch. The device is now $70 cheaper than the entry-level iPad.

Ottawa Citizen

Social networking link to UK riots

RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger service has become the focus of blame for helping teenagers organize riots and looting in London over the weekend, replacing former prime suspects Facebook and Twitter.

Wall Street Journal

Bored ten year-old discovers gaming weakness

Turning forward the clock on many modern smartphones opens loopholes in games that can be exploited by hackers, a ten year old girl revealed to a conference of her peers in the US.


Nokia hints at N9 launch date

A countdown timer on Nokia’s Swedish page indicates its MeeGo-powered N9 will hit stores on September 23. The unit is likely to be the first, and only, device to run the operating system.


HK iPad smugglers caught using zip line into China

In what could have been a scene in a heist movie, six smugglers have been caught using a zip line - fired from a crossbow - and pulley system to traffic 50 iPad 2s and 50 iPhone 4s across the water from Hong Kong into China.

New York Daily News

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