THE WRAP: Google wins one, Telstra insider trading probe

Robert Clark
telecomasia.net
This week Google won one legal battle but faces a whole lot more, while users complained of a glitch in the iPhone 4. 

Google won a $1 billion copyright case brought by Viacom over the posting of unauthorized videos on YouTube.
   
But the investigations into Google’s collection of data over Wi-Fi networks widened, with the UK police opening a criminal case and US states weighing a joint inquiry.

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd (HWL) could end up paying $2 billion in tax to the Indian government over the sale of the group’s Indian business to Vodafone three years ago. 

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will probe the surge in Telstra’s share price in the wake of the A$11 billion ($9.6b) next-gen broadband deal with the government. 

Alcatel-Lucent won the first major tender for the Australian project, a A$70 million contract to supply GPON gear. 
 
The Indonesian regulator could allow new Wimax licensees to build networks with mobile Wimax technology.
 
Consumers queued up around the world as the iPhone 4 went on sale, but many were disappointed as stores sold out.

Some of those who did get the new phone said it dropped calls and complained about a yellow discoloration on the screen. 

Apple held talks with China Unicom over selling the iPhone 4 and the iPad in China. 

In response to the new Apple device, Google and partner Verizon released the Android-powered Droid X

Amazon and Barnes & Noble knocked $70 off the price of their e-books to combat the iPad, which reached 3 million in sales in 80 days. 

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