Sony said to be cutting 10,000 jobs
Sony will reportedly cut 10,000 jobs, or around 6% of its workforce, in a bid to return to profitability after four years of losses.
Facebook pays $1b for Instagram app
Facebook will pay $1 billion to acquire Instagram, a free smartphone app for applying sepia and other filters to photos, and allowing users to share the results.
Anonymous plans more attacks on China
Hacker collective Anonymous is planning more attacks on Chinese government and financial websites, and ultimately aims to take down the Great Firewall of China, according to a member of the group.
RIM to disable sideloading for PlayBook
RIM will remove the ability for BlackBerry PlayBook users to sideload apps onto the device without using BlackBerry App World. The company wants to prevent app piracy and avoid duplicating conditions in the Android app arena, which a RIM VP called a “chaotic cesspool.”
AT&T to sell majority of Yellow Pages unit
AT&T will sell a majority stake in its Yellow Pages phone directory division to Cerberus Capital Management for $750 million in cash and a $200 million note.
Analyst downgrades Apple on subsidy concerns
A financial analyst has downgraded his rating on Apple stock to “neutral” from “buy,” in response to concerns that mobile operators are getting sick of offering huge subsidies for the iPhone.
Rosetta Stone's Google AdWords lawsuit revived
Language software maker Rosetta Stone has been cleared to take its legal battle with Google - covering Google selling trademarked Rosetta Stone terms as AdWords to competitors – to a US appeals court.
US cellcos hit with class-action over bulk SMS
A class action lawsuit filed in the US by a marketing company accuses major mobile operators of conspiring to set up a system that requires entities that send high volumes of text messages to lease a special number and pay excessive fees.
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