Webwire: Samsung takes hit in AU, win in EU; HP favors PC unit spinoff

Staff writer
30 Aug 2011

Samsung dealt new setback in Aus, reprieve in EU

Samsung has agreed to push back the launch of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia for the second time – this time until September 30 – at a local court's behest, while a German court has decided not to enforce an injunction on sales of the device in the EU outside of Germany.

Sydney Morning Herald

Wall Street Journal

HP favors spinning off PC unit

HP is leaning towards a spinoff of its PC unit, the company announced, following the earlier revelation that it is considering alternatives for the business as it moves away from the consumer market.


Vodafone Greece may merge with Wind Hellas

Vodafone is in preliminary talks over merging its Greek mobile unit with current rival Wind Hellas, the company has disclosed. The merger would create an operator with a subscriber base approaching 8 million.


Nokia shuts down developer site

Nokia’s web developer site is out of action while the firm probes how hackers managed to steal user information following a recent cyber attack. The firm admits users' e-mail details were stolen, along with a handful of birth dates, web homepage URLs, and instant messenger usernames.

Wall Street Journal

Philippines Govt still deciding on PLDT-Digitel

Despite another self-imposed deadline for the PLDT-Digitel merger coming and going, the Aquino administration seems in no hurry to approve the deal, with the President stating that it is committed to ensuring that no monopoly arises.


Prosecutor fingers Page in drugs probe

A US prosecutor claims Google chief Larry Page was aware his firm’s US site was carrying adverts for unlicensed drug companies, however Page is unlikely to face prosecution as part of a settlement reached last week.


LG developing 2D to 3D game converter

LG is developing a 2D to 3D conversion engine that will automatically display Android games in 3D on its Optimus 3D smartphone.


China's Sina owns 9% of Tudou

Chinese web firm Sina has disclosed it now owns a 9% stake in online video site Tudou, worth around $64 million.


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