Webwire: Skype buys GroupMe; Pacific Fibre gets Voda deal

Staff writer
23 Aug 2011

Skype buys GroupMe

Skype will acquire group messaging app developer GroupMe, and integrate functionality from the company into its core Skype desktop app.

International Business Times

Pacific Fibre nabs Voda deal, hits pre-sale target

New Zealand cable start-up Pacific Fibre has met its target for pre-finance customers, after signing Vodafone NZ, to a 10-year capacity deal, and expects to have financing in place for the cable between NZ, Australia and the US by the end of the year.


Sina said to kick $30-$40m into Tudou

Web firm Sina has made an investment of between $30 million and $40 million in online video site Tudou, in a deal which may lead to deeper co-operation between the two Chinese companies.


Libya slowly getting back online

Traffic analysis indicates that internet services are slowly being restored in Libya, and social networking was used to provide on-the-ground updates on the successful siege on Tripoli.

BBC News

Kenya cellcos made to block fake phones

Kenyan regulators has given the nation's mobile operators until the end of next month to block fake mobile phones from accessing their networks, despite objections that many consumers may not realize their phone is a fake.

Business Daily Africa

Cisco buys service fulfilment software firm

Cisco will acquire UK-based service fulfilment software company Axiom Systems for $31 million. The seller is Axiom's parent company, Finland's Comptel.


Nokia to unveil Symbian Belle phones tomorrow

Nokia has strongly hinted that it will unveil its new line of Symbian Belle handsets on August 24.

My Nokia Blog

Researchers develop antenna clothing

Researchers have developed a material that can be weaved into clothing and, when coupled with a belt-mounted controller, can act as an omnidirectional mobile antenna.

Washington Post

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