THE WRAP: Huawei seeks US deal, the iPad lands

Staff writer
09 Apr 2010

This week Huawei sought a deal that would allow it to grow its US business, while after months of hype the iPad finally arrived.

Huawei Technologies, whose US business has been stymied because of its alleged links to China’s military, is in talks with US authorities over a deal that would allow it to buy Motorola’s infrastructure division.

Apple sold 300,000 iPads on the first day, beating the first iPhone.

A teardown by iSuppli found that the iPad parts and manufacturing cost $260.

Apple unveiled the iPhone’s new 4.0 operating system, which includes iAd, an advertising platform, with Steve Jobs admitting the company had lost out to Google in its bid to buy mobile ad firm AdMob.

But Google’s task in winning approval for its AdMob acquisition got tougher after a key senator called for an FTC probe into the deal.

Chinese hackers stole classified Indian government documents, a University of Toronto team revealed after tracking the gang for eight months.

The US Trade Representative criticized the lack of transparency in Chinese telecoms, with foreign firms stymied by “extremely vague” rules as well as apparent favoritism to local businesses.

A US court struck down the FCC’s rulings on “net neutrality”, saying it did not have authority to stop carriers from slowing down customers’ broadband connections.

Nokia announced China handset distribution deals worth $2 billion and began offering free music downloads for Chinese consumers.

China Telecom complained that PCCW’s CDMA network did not meet the needs of mainland roaming customers.

DiGi CEO Johan Dennelind will step down after six years, to be replaced by Telenor Denmark boss Henrik Clausen.

AT&T unveiled a plan to spend $1 billion on networks and applications worldwide.

Canadian wireless firm Wi-LAN filed a suit against 18 companies – including Apple, HP and Motorola – alleging infringement of a Bluetooth patent.

Samsung Electronics expected to raise its quarterly profit sevenfold.

HTC boosted revenue and earnings on the back of US sales and demand for Android devices.

Former Fujitsu president Kuniaki Nozoe took the company to court, alleging it had falsely accused him of having links to organized crime to force his resignation.

AOL gave up on shrinking social networking site Bebo, and will shut it if it can’t find a buyer.

provided details of Red Star, North Korea’s home-grown computer OS, whose main role is apparently to monitor user activity.

And Beijing police arrested eight people suspected of sending more than 230 million spam SMS.

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