Webwire: Samsung may merge Bada with Tizen; Yang leaves Yahoo

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Samsung is considering - but has not yet decided - whether to merge its Bada mobile OS with the open-source, Linux-based MeeGo successor Tizen
 
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has left the company suddenly, just weeks after the appointment of new CEO Scott Thompson. Reports also indicate more board members could soon join Yang in resigning.
 
RIM’s stock price surged 5.6% in early trading yesterday in response to reports Samsung is eying a takeover of its Canadian rival.
 
ZTE expects the Chinese and US markets to be key to its smartphone ambitions, according to the vendor's head of handset strategy, Lv Qianhao.
 
Globe Telecom has been named the Philippines' most popular internet service provider in a survey from Yahoo SEA and Nielsen. The study also found that the Philippines is the only country in the region where female internet users outnumber males (by 57% to 43%).
 
Social network Facebook is naming and shaming five men it accuses of developing malicious code that took over users' accounts. Security firms estimate the men made $2 million from the scam.
 
The management team of movie streaming firm Netflix is accused of misleading shareholders about its financial state in a lawsuit filed by investors. The suit claims company bosses cashed in shares before earnings information went public.
 
Nissan has launched a scratch-resistant iPhone case that also has a self-healing polyrotaxane paint finish, which is capable of repairing some scratches.

 

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The rise of in-season TV series stacking

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In-season TV series stacking was a talking point at various “upfront” gatherings of US TV advertising executives in New York last month, with broadcasters demanding rights to make all episodes of any new TV series they pick up available on demand.

Robin Lake/Ovum

In-season TV series stacking was a talking point at various “upfront” gatherings of US TV advertising executives in New York last month, with broadcasters demanding rights to make all episodes of any new TV series they pick up available on demand.

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