News In Brief: Telefonica , Limo, Apple, Google, Infonetics Research
Telefonica yesterday revealed it will invest in Spanish social networking site Tuenti, to boost its Web presence. The telco will pay €70 million for an 85% stake the Latin American Herald Tribune reported.
Linux-based mobile operating system Limo is entering its death-throes, as carriers lose interest and handset makers embrace the Android operating system, DigiTimes reports.
Apple has set alarm bells ringing among its developer community, by starting to patent applications, GigaOm reports.
Google has begun selling the Nexus One to its Android developer community.
A survey of 25 carriers by Infonetics Research shows two-thirds are considering Wimax deployments before 2012, but that a lack of support from device makers and difficulties building low-cost services for developing countries continue to hinder deployments.