Webwire: Apple loses another iPhone prototype; Ericsson plans China NOC

Apple is facing a second incident of an iPhone prototype being lost in a bar. A version of its forthcoming iPhone 5 was left in a Mexican bar in San Francisco in an apparent repeat of a similar blunder by an employee with an iPhone 4 in 2010.
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Ericsson plans to open a global network operations center in China by the year-end, to meet growing demand for managed services.
 
Microsoft is being sued in the US for allegedly continuing to track the location of Windows Phone 7 users after they have withdrawn consent.
 
Telenor has slammed Swedish regulator PTS for creating regulatory uncertainty that threatens the nation’s position as an IT leader, noting that many of the body’s decisions are overturned by local courts.
 
Mobile television platform developer MobiTV plans to raise up to $75 million (€52.5 million) in a US IPO in the US. The company has not yet specified which exchange it intends to list on.
 
Eastman Kodak chief Antonio Perez says the firm is seeing strong interest in a stack of patents it put on sale last month. The patents cover applications including smartphone cameras and photo-identification.
 
Sony will launch its first tablet in mid-September, priced at $499 (€350) for a 16GB version, and will follow up with a dual-screen tablet later in the year.

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