Webwire: Bartz dumped by Yahoo, Nokia seeks new signature tune

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Tim Morse is taking the helm at Yahoo while it seeks a new permanent CEO to replace Carol Bartz, who was ousted from the role yesterday.
 
Nokia has announced a $10,000 (€7,105) competition to remix or create a new Nokia Tune. The winning tone will be preloaded on Nokia phones and made available for download on the Ovi store.
 
AT&T now doesn't only have a lawsuit from the Department of Justice standing in the way of its T-Mobile purchase. Rival Sprint on Tuesday filed its own legal challenge against the merger.
 
RIM investor Jaguar Financial is urging the board to consider selling the company or spinning off its patent portfolio into a separate business while it still has a decent market value.
 
News Corporation’s deputy chief, James Murdoch, maintains he knew nothing of mobile phone hacking at one of the group’s newspapers. Former executives accused Murdoch of being in the loop about the scandal involving the News of the World tabloid.
 
Chinese search engine Baidu is attracting big names to a new highly tailored version of the Android operating system, with PC maker Dell revealing it will jointly develop smartphones with the firm.
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Early indicators of a decrease in international traffic heading into New Zealand following the enactment the nation's three strikes laws has led to concerns that demand for high-speed broadband services - such as the state-led UFB fiber project - could be muted by the legislation.
 
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC grew its August sales 87.4% year-on-year to TW$45.3 billion (€1.1 billion), but the figure was broadly flat month-on-month.