Webwire: VimpelCom grows Q1 profit; HP sells videoconference unit

Dylan Bushell-Embling
02 Jun 2011

VimpelCom grows Q1 profit 55%

Russia's VimpelCom grew its Q1 profit to a forecast-beating $589.7 million – up 55% year-on-year, despite increased competition at home from main competitors MegaFon and MTS.


HP sells video conferencing unit to Polycom

HP has sold its video conferencing business to Polycom for $89 million, and has agreed to resell Polycom products, in a step towards the company's new focus on software and cloud services.

New York Times

Netflix to open in new country, eyes Asia push

Online video giant Netflix, which operates in the US and Canada, will open in another country this year. Its CEO has hinted that it considers Asia important to plans to expand overseas.


MS previews Windows 8, may limit variety of tablets

Microsoft has given the first sneak peek of the next version of Windows. The in-development OS is being designed to work on both desktops and touchscreen devices such as tablets. But three sources claim the company will ask chipmakers wanting to use it to only work with one manufacturer on the devices.

All Things Digital


Nokia calls MS takeover talk “baseless”

Nokia has moved to quell persistent whispers that Microsoft may try to buy out its devices business, after Nokia's share price slump re-energized the rumor mill.

Financial Times

BT, ZTE launch R&D joint venture

BT and ZTE have launched a new R&D joint venture concentrating on next-generation fixed and wireless technologies.

IT Pro

Imagine takes Motorola to court over Wimax deal

Ireland's Imagine Networks and Motorola have appeared in court over an €107 million ($153 million) lawsuit in which the operator has accused the vendor of missing its contractual Wimax obligations.

Irish Independent

Google suspects phishing scam started in China

Google believes a phishing scam targeted at stealing the passwords of certain Gmail users - including US and Asian government officials and journalists - originated out of China.


Official Google Blog

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