Webwire: Nokia's India tax raid explained; Indosat expects data sub surge

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Daily News

Nokia India avoided tax on royalties: tax dept

India's Income Tax department, which raided Nokia's Chennai facilities on Tuesday, alleges that the Indian unit has defaulted on some required tax payments related to royalty payments to its parent. The tax officials also claim to have seized important evidence during the raid.

Economic Times

Indosat expects surge in data subscribers

Indonesia's PT Indosat has predicted that its data subscriber base will grow by up to 60% this year, attributing the growing proliferation of data-enabled devices.

The Jakarta Post

Bharti, Vodafone India hike 2G data rates

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India have both raised their rates for 2G data by up to 30%, in what may be the start of a trend towards more sustainable pricing.

Press Trust of India

Google Play pegged to hit 1m apps before Apple

Pundits expect the Google Play app store to have 1 million apps available by June 2013 – and predict it will reach this milestone ahead of Apple's App Store.


Lenovo to launch Intel-powered smartphone

Chinese PC maker Lenovo plans to launch the first smartphone using the new version of Intel's dual-core Atom chips. The K900 will be sold in Asian markets starting from this year.


Google drops patent case against MS

Google has dropped an ITC patent lawsuit against Microsoft covering video compression technology used in the Xbox 360. Google had previously been seeking to use the case to push Microsoft into a licensing deal worth up to $4 billion a year.

BBC News

Huawei to open new R&D facility in Ireland

Huawei plans to open a new R&D center spread across two Irish cities, adding 50 new jobs to its local workforce of 40 in the process.

Irish Independent

ST-Ericsson unveils low-power LTE device chip

Chipmaker ST-Ericsson has unveiled a prototype mobile chipset that it says has the potential to add five hours to the battery life of LTE smartphones.

The Australian

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