Webwire: Subex sells activation arm; German pirate party wins 9% of vote

Staff writer
21 Sep 2011

Subex sells activation arm to NetCracker

Telecom software vendor Subex has sold its activation arm to NEC Group for an undisclosed sum, as part of a plan to focus on its core ROC and managed services products.

Business Standard

German pirate party gain lends legitimacy

The surprising success of Germany's Pirate Party in the recent national elections – where it received 8.9% of the vote – lends credence for the movement worldwide, according to a member of the Australian arm.


Schmidt to testify to US Senate today

Google's Eric Schmidt will today appear before a Senate hearing into the company's growing internet dominance, and the tone of his testimony could influence federal antitrust investigations into the company's search practices.

Mercury News

Samsung Windows 8 tablets fetch high price on eBay

Samsung tablets running a preview build of Windows 8 – given away to attendees at last week's BUILD conference - have surfaced on eBay, with bidders paying an average price of around $2,500 for the devices.


Oracle, Google ordered to more settlement talks

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page have been ordered to meet for a second day of negotiations to try to reach a pre-trial settlement to the patent battle the former is pursuing against the latter.


Manager leaves MS after Nokia phone tweets

A Microsoft manager who tweeted his impressions of an unreleased Nokia phone using WP7 (giving it an 8 out of 10) has left the company amid speculation he was about to be let go.


US poker site was Ponzi scheme: prosecutors

US prosecutors have accused the company behind the Full Tilt Poker gambling website of running what amounts to a Ponzi scheme, claiming the site lacks anything close to the funds that would be needed to pay every customer cashing out.


Online game solves medical puzzle

Players of online game and research tool Foldit took days to determine the structure of an enzyme linked to an AIDS-like virus, a problem the scientific community has been puzzling over for years.

BBC News

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