Webwire: Samsung offers deal to Apple; China web users hit 500m

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Samsung has offered a deal to settle its dispute with Apple in Australia and allow it to launch its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the market.
 
China's internet population has eclipsed 500 million, according to a state official. The growing popularity of the online channel has meanwhile led to fresh government calls for a crackdown on internet “rumors.”
 
Intel will buy Israeli mobile navigation software maker Telmap in a bid to support the former's app store venture, AppUp. The deal is thought to be worth around $300 million.
 
Bharti Infratel will not apply for an IPO of tower arm Bharti Infratel this financial year - despite rumors that a listing is imminent - but does plan to list the company in the long run.
 
Foxconn's $12 billion plan to manufacture iPads in Brazil may never get off the ground, with talks between the government and the Taiwanese company regarding tax breaks reportedly stalled.
 
US-listed shares in Chinese internet companies such as Baidu and Sina took a battering last week, as accounting scandals involving some smaller web firms spooked international investors - even though the large companies have in no way been implicated.
 
IT company Living PlanIT is working in collaboration with Cisco and Deutsche Telekom to develop Urban OS, a smart operating system for automating the running of cities.
 
Pundits have expressed concern that Facebook's new timeline feature – which allows users to share a history of their browsing activities on sites they have chosen to include – could lead to some users inadvertently providing public records of their porn browsing habits.

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