Webwire: NSN cutting 1,500 jobs; LinkedIn posts Q2 profit

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telecomasia.net
Nokia Siemens has started cutting 1,500 jobs out of the 6,900 staff that it inherited when it purchased Motorola Solutions' network assets.
 
Professional social network LinkedIn has reported a surprise $10.8 million Q2 profit, and beat consensus estimates with revenue for the quarter of $121 million.
 
Indian handset maker Micromax plans to expand to the Maldives, launching nine phones in the market in partnership with a local distributor. The company already has an international presence in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UAE and Brazil.
 
Irish prepaid MVNO Just Mobile is wounding down a mere 10 months after launch, with services to be discontinued in two weeks. The company is believed to have been unable to secure the funding needed to sustain the business.
 
South Korean police have arrested a gang accused of hiring North Korean hackers to breach online gaming sites to steal points redeemable for cash.
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The US White House has hired former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel as the new CIO for the federal government.
 
PTA signs telecom research deals
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has signed agreements with two research bodies to collaborate on telecom research projects that could be beneficial for the country and its telecom industry.
 
A purported study claiming to link Internet Explorer usage to low IQs has been revealed to be a hoax initiated by a web developer frustrated with the browser.

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