Webwire: NSN to also limit Iran ops; US body calls for mobile driving ban

Staff writer
14 Dec 2011
00:00

NSN joins Huawei in Iran scale-back

Nokia Siemens has joined Huawei in deciding to stop seeking new business in Iran, and to reduce its existing commitments in the nation.

Reuters

US body wants blanket mobile ban while driving

The US National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that lawmakers ban the use of mobile phones and other internet-connected devices while driving – even while using hands-free headsets or speakers.

All Things Digital

NTC issues show cause to telcos over rates

Philippine regulator NTC has responded to the fact that operators have now missed two deadlines for implementing a mandated cut to SMS rates with, effectively, another deadline. The regulator has given telcos 15 days to respond to a show-cause order asking why the cuts haven't been made.

ABS-CBN News

Facebook said to plan mobile ad foray soon

Facebook plans to dip its first toe into mobile advertising by the end of March, a source claims, likely by inserting its “sponsored stories” ads into the mobile news feed.

Bloomberg

Google lobbying against US piracy bill

Web companies including Google are lobbying to have US politicians vote against an anti-piracy bill that would allow the Department of Justice to order US groups including ISPs and search engines to cease doing business with foreign sites suspected of piracy.

Bloomberg

Apple in talks to buy Anobit

Apple is reportedly negotiating to buy Israeli flash-based storage technology developer Anobit for up to $500 million. Apple already uses Anobit chips in devices including iPhones and iPads.

Calcalist

Telstra launches Galaxy Nexus in Aus

Australian operator Telstra has launched the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, marking the Australian debut for the flagship Android 4.0 phone.

ITWire

Street View shows aftermath of Japan disaster
Google has used images captured by its Street View fleet to prepare a before-and-after virtual walkthrough of the areas of Japan hit by the earthquake and tsunami in March.

Herald Sun

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