Webwire: Apple faces iPad challenge; Google makes Moto patent pledge

A Hong Kong company claims Apple has no rights to the iPad name. Proview Technology says it trademarked the moniker in 2000 and is seeking $1.6 billion (€1.2 billion) in compensation, or for Apple to drop the name.
 
Google plans to assure standards bodies it will license Motorola Mobility patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms, to gain regulatory support for its purchase of the handset maker.
 
Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock and three other directors are to step down, weeks after the resignation of co-founder and former board member Jerry Yang.
 
Russia’s communications minister plans to meet her Indian counterpart to discuss telco Sistema’s investment in the market, which is threatened by the cancellation of 2G licenses. Norway’s minister held a similar meeting regarding Telenor yesterday.
 
The Japanese government’s holding in NTT will fall to a little over a third, after the carrier detailed plans to buy back 166.7 billion Yen (€1.6 billion) worth of shares from the Ministry of Finance.
 
US security firm Trendnet is issuing firmware updates to fix a major problem that has allowed any web user to access live footage from thousands of home security cameras since early January.
 
Indonesia's ICT ministry is threatening legal action against people using anonymous Twitter accounts to attack public figures

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