Webwire: RIM plans music streaming service; SPTC board sacked

Staff writer
26 Aug 2011
00:00

RIM plans subscription music sharing service

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.

New York Times

SPTC board sacked after Mafia claims

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.

Swazi Observer

Samsung lets slip news of Galaxy Tab 7.7

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.

GigaOM

Chinese TV fuels cyber warfare claims

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.

The Guardian

Samsung has no interest in HP PC unit

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.”

All Things Digital

Fiji's ATH lifts Q1 profit 48%

Fiji's Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) grew its Q1 profit 48% year-on-year, despite a decline in operating revenue over the same quarter.

Fiji Times

UK student charged in Anonymous case

UK police have charged a 22 year old student based on his alleged involvement in cybercrimes committed by hacker collective Anonymous.

BBC News

Merriam-Webster adds “tweet” to dictionary

Merriam-Webster has included “tweet,” as well as other social media inspired terms including “crowdsourcing,” into its dictionary.

Reuters

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