Webwire: MS previews Windows 8; Cisco slashes 2012 forecast

Staff writer
14 Sep 2011

MS previews touch-based Windows 8

Microsoft has shown off an early version of its Windows 8 OS - which as expected has been designed to work on both PCs and tablets - and will provide app developers with the preview version in a bid to woo them to the platform.

New York Times

Cisco slashes 2012 revenue growth target

Cisco has slashed its 2012 revenue growth target to 5%-7% from the previous 12%-17%, but forecast gross profit margins that were better than anticipated, providing an indication that streamlining efforts are beginning to pay off.


Corruption officials to probe True-CAT deal

Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission has announced it will investigate the planned 3G partnership deal between True Move and state-owned CAT Telecom. Rival DTAC in April had sued to stop the deal.

Bangkok Post

Google launches China deals site

Google has launched a group-buying deals service in China, bringing it into competition with the joint venture between Groupon and China's Tencent.


Obama preps for wireless spectrum auctions

US president Barack Obama has tabled a jobs bill, that also includes a modified preliminary version of his proposal to raise some $28 billion in funds over the next decade by auctioning off wireless spectrum currently held by TV broadcasters.

Hot Hardware

Nokia slams group's India wage claims

Nokia has denied claims by human rights group Finnwatch that manufacturing workers in its facility in Chennai, India earn a less than living wage. Nokia says the data is skewed and doesn't account for employee benefits such as meals, healthcare and transportation.

Financial Times

Iridium sees little chance of satellite collision

There is little chance of a repeat of the 2009 collision between an Iridium satellite and a non-operational Russian craft, now that Iridium is receiving more detailed information from US military space debris trackers, according to the company's CEO.


Telstra details 2100MHz decommission plan

Australia's Telstra has revealed details of the plan to decommission the old 2100MHz network the company currently shares with VHA. Starting next year, the network will be shut down, and assets split between the companies.

Sydney Morning Herald

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