Norway-based browser firm Opera Software has bought Web-based e-mail provider FastMail. Opera said the acquisition would enable it to deliver cross-platform messaging.
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Apple will shut down the Lala online music service it bought just five months ago, sparking speculation that the firm plans to launch a new web-based version of iTunes, Reuters reported.
Latin America's biggest fixed-line operator, America Movil, added 5 million subscribers during Q1, beyond analyst expectations. Its ebitda grew 12.4% to 42.3 billion pesos (€3.44 billion) during the year.
Kabel Deutschland has rolled out 60Mbps and 100Mbps broadband services in Hanover and Munich, for an introductory price of €39.90-€49.90 per month bundled with a phone service.
Ireland's Digiweb has bought TalkTalk's Irish and Belgian fixed-line businesses for an undisclosed sum.
Qwest Communications has been sued by shareholders seeking a better deal out of its planned €7.5 billion stock acquisition by CenturyTel Inc, Bloomberg reported. Shareholders said the sale at a “relatively low “price raised red flags.
India’s 3G auction bids have passed the $2billion (€1.5 billion) mark, according to Economic Times.