News In Brief: Samsung, TalkTalk, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Mirapoint Software, Aircel, Hewlett-Packard

Samsung is developing a common TV platform for its TV sets and mobile phones, VP of the firm’s display business Kyungsik Kevin Lee told Reuters.
 
TalkTalk has become the first YouView partner to prepare for launch, signing a three-year deal with Alcatel-Lucent to construct a content delivery network on its current high-speed IP infrastructure.
 
Europe’s second largest car manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen has become the first auto maker to deploy Tata Communications’ telepresence, connecting five offices in France, Brazil and China.
 
Alcatel-Lucent is powering the first femtocell trial in the United Arab Emirates, supplying equipment to Etisalat. The operator aims to use the technology to boost coverage in rural and high-density areas.
 
Three out of five workers would shun a high salary in favor of lower paid positions that offer flexible working, a Cisco study has found. The same number believe it is no longer necessary to be in the office to be productive.
 
Enterprise messaging firm Mirapoint Software will merge with messaging software provider Critical Path within 30 days. Current Critical Path chief Mark Palomba will head up the new firm.
 
Aircel chief Gurdeep Singh has completed a test TD-LTE video call using Nokia Siemens Networks’ equipment.
 
Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced the Palm Pre 2 and WebOS 2.0, the first Palm smartphone and software to appear under the HP brand.
 
Google will terminate seven contracts with large Chinese advertising resellers on October 27, according to local reports.
 
Yahoo disappointed analysts with a 2% increase in 3Q revenue to $1.6 billion (€1.15 billion), and projections of $1.12-$1.22 billion in revenue in Q4.

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