Webwire: Apple faces parental backlash; i3 Africa plans subsea cable

A group of angry parents have gained court permission to proceed with a class-action lawsuit against Apple. The group claims Apple makes it too easy for children to make in-app purchases in online games without their parents' knowledge.
 
Startup i3 Africa plans to develop a subsea cable linking Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
 
Apple and Samsung have agreed that their CEOs will take part in settlement talks, in an attempt to settle Apple's US patent lawsuit against Samsung's Galaxy line of handsets and tablets.
 
Wi-Fi chip maker Quantenna has received a $79 million (€60.2 million) investment from venture capital firms to help it fund development of next-generation chips promising speeds of as high as 2-Gbps.
 
Verizon Wireless will have an LTE network covering over two thirds of the US population, after it completes the latest stage in its network rollout tomorrow.
 
Microsoft will sell its upcoming Windows 8 OS in just three versions – desktop versions Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, and mobile device variant Windows RT.
 
Tech experts believe US operators are overstating their need for more spectrum to serve data demand, and that new technologies such as improved antennas could address the issue.

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