Webwire: KPN Q3 profit falls 9.4%; NTT Com said to plan big cloud spend

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26 Oct 2011
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KPN Q3 profit slumps 9.4%

Dutch incumbent KPN posted a 9.4% decline in Q3 profit to €368 million ($512.5 million), from 3.4% lower sales of €3.3 billion, but has maintained its full-year earnings forecast.

BusinessWeek

NTT Com said to plan $1.6b cloud investment

NTT Communications reportedly plans to spend 120 billion yen ($1.58 billion) to develop its cloud computing capabilities outside of Japan, including in India and Europe.

Reuters

IBM appoints first ever female CEO

IBM has appointed Virginia Rometty, previously the company's head of sales and marketing, as its first female CEO in its century of operation.

Bloomberg

Windows Marketplace passes 35,000 apps

One year in, Windows Phone Marketplace now has 35,000 apps. A research firm recently estimated that Android Market just hit the 500,000 mark, compared to around 600,000 on the Apple App Store.

MSN News

Tata may join in consolidation: DoCoMo

Tata Teleservices may well take part in the looming wave of consolidation in India's telecom market, according to partner NTT DoCoMo.

Bloomberg

Nokia to unveil first WP handsets today

Nokia is set to unveil its first Windows Phone handsets later today, in what could prove to be a make-or-break announcement for the vendor.

Reuters

Goupon sues former managers now at Google

Deals site Groupon is suing two former sales managers who left the company to work for Google's competing site, claiming a breach of employment contract and the risk of harm caused by the disclosure of confidential trade secrets.

Reuters

Nokia phone embedded in prosthetic arm

A UK man born without a left arm has had a prosthetic developed which includes an embedded cradle shaped to fit a Nokia C7 smartphone. The arm was developed in conjunction with medical experts and Nokia technicians.

Daily Telegraph

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