Webwire: Indian majors defend roam deals; Sony forecasts FY loss

Staff writer
03 Nov 2011

Indian majors defend roaming deals

India's largest operators - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar, Idea Cellular and Tata Teleservices – have banded together to defend their various 3G roaming arrangements, and complain of a “disingenuous and protracted disinformation campaign” to cast the deals as violating license terms.

Economic Times

Sony forecasts fourth straight FY loss

Sony has forecast a a 90 billion yen ($1.11 billion) loss for the financial year, in what would be its fourth straight year in the red.

Agence France-Presse

Apple promises fix to iPhone 4S drain bug

Apple has acknowledged the reports of some iPhone 4S users experiencing rapid drain in battery life, and promised to issue a software fix to the location services bug that is the expected cause.

Sydney Morning Herald

Wikileaks founder can be extradited from UK

A UK court has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be extradited to Sweden to face questioning in the police probe into the allegations of sexual abuse made by two Swedish women.

New York Times

More job cuts at EverythingEverywhere

UK operator EverythingEverywhere is culling a further 600 back office staff as new chief Olaf Swantee flexes his cost-cutting muscle. The firm laid off 1,200 back office workers in 2010.

The Telegraph

Beijing insists free Wi-Fi network is safe

Chinese officials have moved to reassure Beijing residents that the free municipal Wi-Fi service is safe to use. Some prospective users had been wary of submitting their phone number for verification purposes, due to privacy fears.

China Daily

Pentagon approves use of first Android tablet

The US Pentagon has approved the no-longer-for-sale Dell Streak as the first tablet that can be used by the Department of Defense.

Hindustan Times

Gaelic options mulled by Microsoft

Microsoft is considering making a Scots Gaelic version of its Office software suite, vice president for the firm’s information worker business value division Bob McDowell says.


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