News In Brief: NSN, Skype, Murdoch, Yahoo, Adknowledge
Nokia Siemens Networks has tracked its 500 millionth mobile data user and forecasts that by 2011, mobile data will overtake voice traffic, growing exponentially until 2013. The vendor claims that it roughly accounts for 40% of global mobile data traffic today.
Skype added 37.3 million users last quarter, and recorded 25% higher revenue of $170 million. Skype-to-Skype minutes grew 75% to 25.5 billion, while SkypeOut minutes increased 57% to 3 billion.
The editor of UK tabloid News of the World, revealed to a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that James Murdoch, the son of the media baron Rupert Murdoch, had approved a €773,000 (US$1.1 million) payment to settle phone-tapping allegations against the paper.
Apple says it is unable to meet demand for iPhone 3G S handsets, with supplies constrained in nearly every country the handset is available.
Yahoo is planning to sell its HotJobs and Small Business units as part of a drive to strip non-core assets, an inside source told Reuters.
Social networking advertising platform Adknowledge has acquired KITN Media, owner of Super Rewards, a virtual currency monetization platform for online games and social network applications. Adknowledge partners with more than 1,200 developers to deliver banner ads on social networks through its sales operations in the U.S., the UK and Australia. Combined, Super Rewards and Adknowledge will work with over 80% of the top application developers on the leading social networks.