Webwire: Apple probes in-app pay breach; ZTE gloomy on profit

Apple is investigating reports that a Russian hacker has discovered a way to make in-app purchases on iOS devices without paying.
 
Chinese vendor ZTE predicts its first half profit will decline by 60% to 80%. The forecast coincides with reports the US FBI is probing the company over allegations that it sold banned communications monitoring equipment to Iran.
 
China Mobile has developed the first TD-SCDMA handset with NFC capabilities, as part of efforts to expand its mobile payment operations.
 
A US jury has found RIM liable for $147.2 million (€120 million) in damages, after deciding that the company did violate remote management patents held by Mformation Technologies since 1999.
 
Apple has rejoined the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) assessment program weeks after withdrawing. The about-face follows reports that a number of US agencies were considering no longer procuring products from the company.
 
Japan's NTT DoCoMo has bought 20% of Chinese search engine Baidu for 1.78 billion yen (€18.4 million), as the companies prepare to launch a digital content joint venture under the Baidu Yin name.
 
Caribbean telecom operator Digicel has failed in a legal bid to prevent rival Cable & Wireless Communications dropping the mobile termination rates offered by Jamaican unit Lime.

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