Webwire: RIM plans music streaming service; SPTC board sacked

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
RIM has announced a subscription-based music service based on its Blackberry Messenger service, which uses an unusual sharing model allowing users to augment their 50-song selection with tracks from other users.
 
The entire board of directors of state-run Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications has been sacked, less than a week after the nation's prime minister said a “Mafia” had taken over running the company.
 
Samsung has let slip hints it is planning to release a device known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. There is speculation that the tablet could use a 7-inch, 720p Super AMOLED display.
 
Footage aired on Chinese state television debunks government claims it doesn’t engage in cyber warfare, US security specialists state. The clip is estimated to be a decade old, and shows a DDoS attack on the website of a banned religious group.
 
Samsung has firmly denied any interest in acquiring HP's PC unit, with top brass stating that the difference in scale between the companies' PC businesses would make a merger “unfeasible and imprudent.”
 
Fiji's Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) grew its Q1 profit 48% year-on-year, despite a decline in operating revenue over the same quarter.
 
UK police have charged a 22 year old student based on his alleged involvement in cybercrimes committed by hacker collective Anonymous.
 
Merriam-Webster has included “tweet,” as well as other social media inspired terms including “crowdsourcing,” into its dictionary.

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