Webwire: Steve Jobs dies; India launches $35 tablet

Staff writer
06 Oct 2011

Steve Jobs dies at age 56

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away yesterday at the age of 56, the company has confirmed. Jobs, credited with transforming Apple into one of the world's most valuable companies, had taken medical leave in August after a highly-publicized battle with pancreatic cancer.

Herald Sun

Apple statement

India launches world's cheapest tablet

The Indian government has launched Aakash, an Android-based tablet which will be made available for $35 subsidized to every child in school. The government hopes to eventually push the cost of the tablet down to under $10 using economies of scale.

Economic Times

Samsung seeks iPhone 4S injunction

Samsung is appealing for Apple’s freshly unveiled iPhone 4S to be banned from France and Italy, in the latest twist to a global patent dispute between the two vendors.


Grameenphone seeks govt action in tax dispute

Bangladesh's Grameenphone has asked for government intervention after disputing a claim by telecom regulator BTRC that it owes unpaid taxes and revenues worth 30.34 billion taka ($401 million).

The Daily Star

CTIA fights San Fran cancer warning law

Wireless industry group CTIA has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn new ordinance from the US city of San Francisco requiring mobile phone retailers to display a poster warning of the possible cancer risks of mobile phones.


Student admits Thai PM Twitter hack

A Thai student faces up to five years in jail after admitting to hacking prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Twitter account at the weekend.

Bangkok Post

RIM rumored to be a takeover target

RIM got a strong stock bump on Wednesday due to rumors that it could be bought out, possibly by Vodafone.


Newest nation South Sudan joins ITU

South Sudan, which gained independence in July, has joined the ITU. The nation's new dialing code, +211, became active last week.

Ghana Business News

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