News In Brief: Sony Ericsson, Facebook, Intel, Unicom

Sony Ericsson's North American chief Najmi Jarwala has resigned, the company announced. His position will be filled by executive vice president Anders Runevad until a successor is found.

Around 94% of respondents to a recent Facebook survey said they disliked the changes made to the site over the past two weeks.

Intel has frozen salaries company-wide in a bid to stem the impact of a 24% decline in net income last year.

China Unicom has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to deploy W-CDMA networks in 14 provinces of China. Unicom recently contracted Ericsson to deploy W-CDMA in a further 15 provinces.

Pricing of outsourced ICT services is set to shrink between 5-20% during 2009 and 2010, with the volatile economic climate constraining IT budgets, Gartner said.