This week the telecom industry went on a continuous loop as Nokia made more cuts, India again delayed its 3G auction and more Nortel parts were snapped up.
Ericsson and NEC withdrew their complaints to the EC over Qualcomm’s licensing practices.
Tata Communications signed up five Middle East telcos for a future Gulf cable.
NTT DoCoMo announced plans for a nationwide network of environmental sensors to measure CO2, pollen and other items.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp considers removing its news content from Google and making it exclusively available through Microsoft’s Bing.
In one year, Android has won 11% of smartphone web traffic.
Wikileaks issued transcripts of 500,000 pager messages sent in New York on 9/11.
France Telecom merged its Swiss unit, Orange, with TDC’s Sunrise to create a bigger competitor against Swisscom.
The Australian government failed in its goal to get its bill to split Telstra passed by Christmas, and will try again in February.
A Soros fund and other investors stumped up $350 million for a pan-African mobile towers venture.
Google apologized over an offensive photo of Michelle Obama that appears prominently in the image search results for the US First Lady, but said it would not remove it from its index.
Italian prosecutors called for prison sentences for Google executives over the posting on YouTube of a video of youths bullying a disabled boy.
A couple crashed a White House state dinner in honor of the Indian prime minister and later posted about it on Facebook.
And Long Island police arrested a singer for not using Twitter to disperse an unruly crowd.