EC moots copper price cuts; Facebook links to porn

EC digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes is considering sweeping price cuts to unbundled services to force incumbents to accelerate fiber rollout.
 
Pundits are concerned that Facebook's new timeline feature – which allows users to share a history of their browsing activities on other sites – could lead to some inadvertently providing public records of their porn browsing habits.
 
Apple is considering a Samsung offer to settle a patent dispute in Australia. If the US firm accepts, it should clear the way for Samsung to launch its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country.
 
Intel is acquiring Israeli mobile navigation software developer Telmap for a maximum of $350 million (€262 million) to boost its AppUp app store.
 
US investor’s confidence in big name Chinese web firms Baidu and Sina is being hit by a series of accounting scandals involving smaller Internet firms.
 
IT company Living PlanIT is collaborating with Cisco and Deutsche Telekom to develop an operating system for cities.

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