News In Brief: Oracle, Virgin Mobile, Tata

Global recorded music sales were down 10% in 2009, but digital sales were up 12% to $4.2 billion (€2.9b) and now accounts for 27% of the total market according to IFPI.

India’s 3G auctions will be delayed by a couple of weeks, with a new start date now earmarked for February 25, according to the Business Standard.
The European Commission has cleared Oracle’s $7.4 billion (€5.25b).takeover of Sun Microsystems. The unconditional approval is the last major hurdle for the deal to go through, although antitrust investigations are still open in China and Russia.
Indian GSM operator Virgin Mobile has expanded its service to include five new circles in Southern India.
Tata Communications has launched two-factor authentication managed service which helps enterprises to further secure their networks and comply with security-specific certifications and regulations.