Webwire: LGE said to slash o/s mobile staff; Yahoo "fucked me over": Bartz

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telecomasia.net
LG Electronics will cut 30% of international staff from its mobile unit, according to an unsourced Korean report.
 
Due to a non-disparagement clause in her contract, ousted Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz may have just cost herself $10 million by using an interview to call the rest of the Yahoo board “doofuses” who “fucked me over.”
 
Pakistan's PTCL has reported a 20% decrease in FY11 profit, as a result of shrinking margins, but reported signs of a rebound by the final quarter.
 
Google's data centres use electricity equivalent to a quarter of the output of a nuclear power plant, enough to power some 200,000 homes. But the company argues that on a per-user basis, the consumption is low, and that its enabling technologies reduce consumption in the bigger picture.
 
Indonesia's Axis has awarded Huawei's local subsidiary a $500 million deal to help double the operator's network capacity, through the installation of 5,000 HSPA base stations.
 
Twitter will start pushing paid promoted tweets to a wider number of users, instead of the current practice of only providing them to those choosing to follow the brands.
 
VeriSign has pulled out of two planned appearances at investment conferences, leading to speculation that the company is in takeover talks with at least one prospective buyer.
 
Japan's NTT DoCoMo has unveiled two tablets it will offer on its Xi LTE network, as well as new flat rate data pricing plans. Bot the tablets and the plans will debut next month.

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