Webwire: San Miguel to bid for 3G; CIC may invest $2b in Alibaba

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Philippines conglomerate San Miguel Corporation plans to bid for 3G spectrum in an upcoming auction, as it attempts to grow its presence in the local telecom market.
 
Sources say China's sovereign wealth fund CIC is in talks to buy up to $2 billion worth of shares in Chinese web giant Alibaba.com, which would give the latter the funds it needs to buy back part of Yahoo's holding in the company.
 
A European court will decide on June 27 whether to uphold or overturn an €899 million ($1.1 billion) antitrust fine imposed on Microsoft in 2004.
 
Japan's NTT has reached a preliminary deal to acquire a controlling stake in Philippines BPO giant Diversified Technology Solutions International (DTSI).
 
Apple has licensed patents from SimpleAir, staving off an IP infringement lawsuit lodged by the technology licensing company in 2009.
 
Google has published a breakdown of the requests it has received since July 2011 to remove copyright-infringing pages from its search index, revealing that Microsoft has submitted more complaints than entertainment companies such as movie studios.
 
Yahoo has launched a new app for iOS devices - and plugin for HTML-5 capable web browsers - that aims to transform online searches by providing previews of pages instead of a traditional search results screen.
 
US broadcasters Fox, NBC and CBS are suing satellite TV provider Dish Network for offering customers a DVR which automatically skips advertisements.

 

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