Webwire: Rogers launches LTE; SKT bids for Hynix stake

Dylan Bushell-Embling
11 Jul 2011

Canada's Rogers goes live with LTE

Canada's Rogers Communications has launched LTE data services in Ottawa. The operator intends to launch in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal - and to introduce 4G smartphones - in the third quarter.

Montreal Gazette

SK Telecom bids $2.3b for Hynix stake

SK Telecom and shipbuilding firm STX have both bid an initial 2.4 trillion won ($2.27 billion) for a 15% stake in semiconductor firm Hynix. SK Telecom wants to get its hands on the assets to pursue overseas expansion in areas outside of its core telecom business.

Yonhap News

Apple leans on GetJar over app store term

Apple is continuing its efforts to claim “App Store” as a trademark, threatening legal action against independent app portal GetJar on top of its ongoing lawsuit against Amazon. GetJar - which uses “app store” in promotional material but not in its brand or strapline - has vowed to stand up to the pressure.


GetJar Blog

Phones cause up to 25% of US car crashes

Distractions caused by mobile phones and other electronic gadgets are responsible for up to 25% of car crashes in the US, according to a report from a traffic safety group, and there is no conclusive proof that hands-free phone use is safer than handheld use.


Telenor suffers another network fault

An equipment fault disrupted coverage and some calls for a portion of Telenor's 2G subscriber base, weeks after the operator had its largest service outage in nearly 20 years.

The Foreigner

Baidu ties up with DoCoMo for mobile content

NTT DoCoMo will take a 20% stake in a mobile content JV with Chinese search firm Baidu. The operator will provide manga, Japanese games and other content to be distributed by the venture.

Wall Street Journal

Zynga to spread to mobile with Five Mobile buy

Social game developer Zynga will buy Toronto-based mobile app developer Five Mobile, as part of a bid to expand its presence into mobile gaming.

The Toronto Star

HTC to buy S3 Graphics for $300m

HTC will bolster its patent portfolio with the $300 million acquisition of Taiwanese graphics chip firm S3 Graphics, in a deal expected to close by the end of the year.

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