News In Brief: Amazon, Volvo, Motorola, Nokia, UQ Communications, NTT DoCoMo, Acision

Amazon has bought BuyVip, a Spanish web retailer, for €70 million in a bid to capture high-end sales, WSJ.com reports.
Separately, Amazon has reportedly begun selling Wi-Fi only versions of Apple’s iPad.
 
Car maker Volvo will utilize Microsoft’s cloud solutions for corporate e-mail, messaging and collaboration tools, in a three-year deal announced Monday.
 
Motorola has dropped a $24.7 million (€17.9 million) lawsuit against satellite operator Iridium over alleged non-repayment of loans, after reaching a confidential settlement.
 
The rollout of operator billing in June has driven Ovi downloads in Africa up 50% and boosted purchases 438%, Nokia says. Instant messaging, mobile payment and health apps are among the most popular.
 
Japanese Wimax operator UQ Communications and Samsung have demonstrated Wimax 2 technology, showing off transmission speeds of up to 330Mbps.
 
NTT DoCoMo will stock Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone in late October, and launch the Galaxy Tab in November.
Separately, the carrier revealed a collaboration with Pioneer to turn smartphones into GPS devices.
 
Mobile data services provider Acision has secured fresh funding of $100 million (€72.5 million) to cash in on strong predicted growth in mobile data traffic. Lead investor Access Industries was joined by International Investment and Underwriting and Atlantic Bridge.

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