Webwire: T-Mobile NL to cut 1,900 jobs; Cox drops 3G network plans

Dylan Bushell-Embling
25 May 2011

T-Mobile to cut 1,900 jobs in Netherlands

T-Mobile will slash 1,900 jobs in the Netherlands as a response to a near-20% decline in profit in the first quarter of 2011.

Dutch News

US cableco Cox drops 3G network plans

US cable company Cox Communications has abandoned plans to build its own wireless 3G network, choosing instead to continue providing mobile services using capacity leased from Sprint.


M1 offers free calls after outage

M1 has offered all its customers free local mobile calls, texts and multimedia messages today as an apology for the inconvenience caused by the recent service outage.

AsiaOne News

Google may unveil NFC payment platform tomorrow

Sources claim Google will unveil its NFC payments platform and ambitions at an event in New York tomorrow, announcing a payments program that will start in San Francisco with a number of retailers.

Wall Street Journal

Telkom SA to press on with unit sale despite lawsuit

Telkom South Africa will continue to pursue a sale of its Nigerian CDMA division Multi-Links for $52 million, despite a legal push by the George Soros-backed Helios Investment Partners to stop the transaction.


Approved iTunes apps pass 500,000

The number of approved apps on the iTunes app store has just passed 500,000 (with 400,000 apps currently available to download), according to statistics compiled by three companies. The combined price of all apps currently live on the store is nearly $892,000.


Sarkozy wants states to play bigger role in web

Governments should have a bigger role in the internet and helping to “civilize” the online world, French president Nicolas Sarkozy said in a speech to web industry delegates at the e-G8 Forum.

Irish Times

Barnes & Noble launches new Nook e-reader

Book store chain Barnes and Noble has unveiled fully-touchscreen touchscreen version of its Nook e-reader. The new model, which will retail in the US for the same price as the Amazon Kindle, boasts a battery life of two months.


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