News In Brief: Apple, Facebook, Cisco, Orange, NTT DoCoMo, Alcatel-Lucent
Apple has quietly delayed the launch of the revamped Apple TV and is issuing refunds for people who paid for expedited shipping.
Facebook won't pursue an IPO until after late 2012, as it plans to follow the Google model of going public very late, according to a company board member.
Cisco's announcement it will unveil a new consumer product next month has led to speculation it will launch a consumer version of Telepresence videoconferencing.
Orange Business, Cisco, EMC and VMware have formed the Flexible 4 Business alliance, which will offer end-to-end cloud services for enterprises.
NTT DoCoMo is offering access to 50 e-books, comics and magazines in a trial of its e-book partnership with Dai Nippon Publishing that will run from October to late December..
Alcatel-Lucent has filed its first two patent applications in the US covering the delivery of managed services and costing methodology. The firm says the applications are the first in a series it will file in the US.