News In Brief: Telenor, ZTE, Nokia, Vodafone, Microsoft, Google, Ericsson

Telenor and Telefonica have teamed up to offer managed services for international mobile customers in 22 countries in Europe, Latin America and the Nordics.
 
ZTE has launched a Converged Service Network, incorporating traditional SDP architecture and cloud computing features into a basic platform capable of running internet and telecoms services.
 
Nokia has hired Peter Skillman, one of the designers of the Palm Pre, to head up the MeeGo user experience group
 
Vodafone has filed an appeal with India's supreme court challenging a lower-court verdict that it must pay tax on its $11billion (€8.4 billion) purchase of a controlling stake in what is now Vodafone Essar.
 
Microsoft’s Bing has overtaken Yahoo to become the second largest US search engine.
 
Czech data protection companies have again denied a request from Google to resume Street View fleet operations in the country, citing concerns it would break privacy laws
 
Ericsson has launched what it says is the world's first commercial HSPA module for notebook PCs and other consumer electronics equipment, offering peak download speeds of 21Mbps, and 5.7Mbps in the uplink.

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