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Webwire: Steve Jobs dies; India launches $35 tablet | Telecom Asia

Webwire: Steve Jobs dies; India launches $35 tablet

Webwire: Steve Jobs dies; India launches $35 tablet

Staff writer  |   October 06, 2011
telecomasia.net
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.
 
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.
 
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.
BBC 
 
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).
 
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.
 
A Thai student faces up to five years in jail after admitting to hacking prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Twitter account at the weekend.
 
RIM got a strong stock bump on Wednesday due to rumors that it could be bought out, possibly by Vodafone.
 
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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