Webwire: Apple files against HTC again; Cisco could cut 10k jobs
Apple has filed a new complaint against HTC with the US International Trade Commission over unspecified devices. Speculation is meanwhile mounting that Apple's concurrent patent fight with Samsung will lead the former to sever its component supply relationship with the latter.
Analysts believe Cisco could slash at least 5,000 and up to 10,000 jobs in a round of cuts that has been foreshadowed by the company.
Alcatel-Lucent New Zealand has warned it faces an NZ$27.6 million ($22.9 million) risk from “customer claims,” in a likely reference to claims over the high profile outages suffered by customer Telecom NZ's XT mobile network in 2009 and early 2010.
HP has formed a new WebOS business unit with responsibility for devices using the platform - which it acquired through the $1.2 billion purchase of Palm last year – and appointed Stephen DeWitt to lead the new division.
The aggressive marketing of LTE by SK Telecom and LG Uplus has backfired somewhat, according to rival KT, which is claiming an influx of subscribers to its WiBro network from Koreans whose interest has been piqued by 4G but are unwilling to wait for LTE to spread beyond Seoul.
Bosnia's BH Telecom has awarded Ericsson subsidiary Ericsson Nikola Tesla a 10 million kuna ($1.89 million) contract to upgrade and expand its fixed-line network.
US DVD rental and subscription steaming service Netflix is not pursuing an acquisition of Hulu, the steaming joint venture that is courting bids over a buyout offer.
The UK has been knocked out of the robot football world cup. Chess playing computer Rybka has meanwhile been stripped of four computer chess world titles, over allegations that parts of its code had been copied from older programs.