Webwire: Softbank to launch 4G Friday; PlayBook gets email support

Staff writer
22 Feb 2012

Softbank to launch AXGP network on Friday

Japan's Softbank has announced plans to launch its TD-LTE compatible Advanced Extended Global Platform (AXGP) network this Friday.

The Verge

PlayBook gets e-mail, Android app support

RIM has added e-mail functionality and Android app support to its PlayBook tablet, 10 months after launch, but analysts believe it could be too little too late for the product.

Toronto Star

iPad trademark battle reaches Shanghai

The legal battle between Apple and Proview Technology (Shenzhen) over the rights to the iPad name in China has made it to Shanghai, one of Apple's largest markets in the nation.


LightSquared to cut 45% of staff

US operator LightSquared plans to slash 45% of its workforce of 330 employees, in response to the US FCC's decision not to allow the operator to build a 4G network using satellite spectrum.


Ericsson teases m-commerce suite

Ericsson plans to launch a suite of m-commerce solutions, including two new mobile wallet offerings, at next week's Mobile World Congress.

The Drum

Alibaba offers $2.53b to buy out unit

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holdings has offered up to HK$19.6 billion ($2.53 billion) to buy out the 27% stake in subsidiary Alibaba.com Ltd that it does not yet own, in a possible attempt to bolster its position while negotiating to acquire Yahoo's stake in the group.


Social network Pinterest allays copyright concerns

Social network Pinterest, which allows users to “pin” web images to their profiles, has responded to copyright concerns by allowing web hosts to add a line of HTML code that will prevent a picture from being uploaded to the site.

BBC News

Taser marketing cloud-based camera system

Taser International, the company behind the Taser weapon, has developed a cloud-based sunglasses-mounted camera system for law enforcement agencies to use on the beat. It is designed to keep a record of conduct such as police shootings that can be used to defend against brutality claims.

New York Times

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