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

Staff writer
03 Oct 2011

Samsung offers AU deal in Apple dispute

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 web users pass 500m

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.”

Agence France-Presse

Intel buys Telmap to aid AppUp store

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.


No Bharti Infratel IPO this fiscal

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.

Money Control

Foxconn may drop $12b Brazil iPad plan

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.


Baidu, Sina tarred by smaller web firms' scandals

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.

Wall Street Journal

Cities to get their own OS

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.

BBC News

Facebook timeline feature could leave red faces

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.

New Zealand Herald

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