Webwire: ITC to probe Apple-Samsung case; Google+ gets 25m visitors

Webwire: ITC to probe Apple-Samsung case; Google+ gets 25m visitors

Staff writer  |   August 03, 2011
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The US International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate Apple's claims that Samsung has violated its patents with the design of the Galaxy range.
 
Google has drawn more than 25 million visitors to its Google+ social networking service in less than a month, including 6.44 million in the US and 3.62 million in India, ComScore calculates.
 
Daily deals site LivingSocial has expanded into the South Korean market with an agreement to buy online bargains site TicketMonster. The company already has a presence in Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, as well as 19 countries outside of Asia.
 
Thailand's telecom regulatory and policy environment scores just 2.7 points on a scale of five, with universal service obligations given a particularly low ranking, according to research conducted by the Thailand Development Research Institute and LIRNEasia. 
 
Indian regulator Trai has asked operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular to justify their recent tariff increases. The regulator has the power to intervene in pricing to protect consumers.
 
Russia's interior minister, Rashid Nurgaliyev, has called on curbs on access to certain parts of the internet to prevent youths from being exposed to “lopsided” ideas and corrupted by them.
 
Five Uzbekistani operators suspended mobile internet and SMS services for four hours yesterday in an apparent effort to prevent cheating during the national university entrance exams, a local news magazine claims.
 
Angry Internet Explorer supporters have threatened to sue consulting firm AptiQuant, after it published research claiming that IE users have a significantly lower IQ than those using rival browsers.
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