Telefonica's plan to lay off 20% of its Spanish workforce – or around 6,500 employees – will cost it an estimated €2.7 billion ($3.82 billion).
Sri Lanka Telecom and subsidiary Mobitel have contracted ZTE to deploy an LTE network, but because the vendor was not the lowest bidder in the Mobitel auction, the tender has been criticized by trade unions.
Baidu captured over three quarters of China's 4.3 billion yuan ($665.5 million) search market in Q2, but faces growing challenges to its dominance from the web properties of rivals Alibaba and Sina.
South Africa's MTN will trial a 100-site LTE network, in co-operation with Huawei and Ericsson, with an eye toward a commercial roll-out in two to three years.
Google said a request for the deposition of CEO Larry Page in the lawsuit over Android's alleged infringement of Oracle patents represents a “harassing demand,” and will fight the motion.
HTC has revealed that the US ITC found it violated two of the ten patents for which Apple had been claiming infringement, but that it believes it has a strong case for appeal.
Microsoft's purchase of domain names microsoft-sony.com and sony-microsoft.com has ignited speculation, with theories ranging from Sony Ericsson planning to launch a WP7 phone, to far more unlikely scenarios like Sony and Microsoft teaming up in the game consoles sector.
Apple released an iOS update to plug a security hole that had been used in certain jailbreak hacks, but the update was itself jailbroken days after its release.
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