Webwire: Robi seeks fee extension; Smart fires back at Globe

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Bangladeshi mobile operator Robi Axiata has requested a six month extension to pay the 49% of its maiden 19 billion taka ($256.9 million) spectrum license fee that is due in November. Other mobile operators have also sought more time to pay.
 
PLDT subsidiary Smart has called on the Philippines government to recall some spectrum it accuses rival Globe of using illegally, in a counterattack against Globe's attempt to have PLDT surrender spectrum if its bid to buy Digitel is approved.
 
Microsoft has blamed a DNS error for a major service failure, including another outage for its web-based Office suite, Office 365.
 
LG Electronics has denied claims it is planning to cut 30% of its overseas mobile phone staff, stating that no such decision has been made.
 
Google has launched a web-based Google Music beta app for iOS devices. Google Music is s a rival for Apple's own iCloud music streaming service.
 
Researchers expect a supercomputer to one day be able to predict major events such as the recent revolutions in the middle east, by charting the sentiment of documentation such as news stories.
 
Carol Bartz has resigned as a director of the Yahoo board, despite claiming last week that she intended to keep her seat even after being fired as CEO.
 
The co-founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, have set up a new start-up to revive social bookmarking service Delicious.

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