News In Brief: Ericsson, M1, News Corp, Verizon

Ericsson has completed upgrading Vodafone Essar's GSMnetwork, replacing over 10,500 GSM radio sites in what the vendor is calling the world's largest upgrade of a live mobile network.
 
Former M1 CEO Neil Montefiore will join Singaporean rival StarHub in the top spot. StarHub CEO Terry Clontz, who has been in his position for 11 years, will retire in January 2010 and remain a director.
 
At least two journalists at News International – other than the one jailed – knew about the phone-tapping scheme, a Guardian journalist told British parliament.
 
US operator Verizon, which plans to launch an app store by the end of the year, has announced that it will not allow direct competing app stores to preload on handsets sold under its brand.

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