Webwire: ZTE countersues Huawei, Nortel patent auction cleared

Dylan Bushell-Embling
03 May 2011

ZTE courtersues Huwaei

ZTE has countersued Huawei over alleged patent violation, one day after Huawei filed its own cases in European courts.


Court clears Nortel patent auction

Nortel has received US and Canadian court approval to auction off its patent horde. The sale will now take place on June 20. Google's $900 million stalking horse bid will set the baseline.


Dell to target midsize businesses in services push

Dell has its eyes set on the medium-sized business sector as the next new market for its services business - which is fast becoming the focus of the company - according to founder and CEO Michael Dell.

New York Times

Bin Laden's death first broken on Twitter

News of Osama bin Laden's death first leaked out via Twitter, and a Pakistani resident unwittingly live-blogged the military operation in which he was killed.

ABC News

MTNL to list Mauritius unit, launch GSM services

India's MTNL intends to list its Mauritius subsidiary on that country's stock exchange in the near future, and plans to add GSM services to the unit's existing portfolio of CDMA services by August.

Economic Times

Google strongly values location data

Google believes Wi-Fi location data is extremely valuable, and central to its mobile strategy, according to emails between now-CEO Larry Page and product executives recently leaked to the media.


Vodafone Essar bats for spectrum auctions

India's Vodafone Essar has backed spectrum auctions of 1Mbps blocks as the most efficient way of allocating more spectrum to current operators. In a submission to a telecom ministry query, the company said delinking spectrum from licenses is the way forward.

Business Standard

Sony apologises for PlayStation breach

Sony executives have apologised for last week's PlayStation Network intrusion, and for the delay revealing the customer data breach to the world. The company will offer free content including a 30 day membership to a premium PSN service to compensate its users.

New York Times


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