Webwire: MS «extorting» Android: Google; Samsung gets US carrier allies

Staff writer
29 Sep 2011

MS scores hit on Android, Google calls extortion

Samsung has settled a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft, agreeing to pay the latter royalties on all its Android devices. Google has lashed out in an official response, calling MS' legal wrangling an attempt to “extort profit from others' achievements.”


T-Mobile, Verizon side with Samsung in Apple war

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The Register

True, CAT told to amend 3G deal contracts

Thai regulator NBTC has given CAT and True 30 days to amend their 3G network rental contracts to ensure the operators don't receive an unfair advantage from the partnership.

Bangkok Post

Huawei launches Indian enterprise unit

Huawei has launched an enterprise unit in India. The vendor plans to take on 200 employees for the business before the year is out, and another 200 by the end of 2012.

Economic Times

AmEx teams with Tencent for e-pay

American Express has forged its first Chinese electronic payment partnership - an online payment tie-up with Tencent Holdings.


Facebook to be “mobile company” within two years

Facebook expects to be “a mobile company” within one to two years, with half of the company's users connecting through mobile devices, according to mobile chief Eric Tseng.


US DoJ to closely review Google-Motorola

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Associated Press

US politicians call for “supercookie” probe

Two US lawmakers have urged the FTC to probe MSN's and Hulu's use of unremovable “supercookies,” to determine whether they breach privacy and limit consumer choice.


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