Webwire: Apple pushed on 4G tag; Google pressured on privacy

Australian competition regulator ACCC has filed a court bid to prevent Apple using the term ‘4G’ in ads for its latest iPad, because the device only offers 3G connectivity in the country.
 
UK lawmakers are threatening to legislate against Google if the search giant doesn’t voluntarily enable the removal of content that breaches privacy laws.
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Apple boss Tim Cook is attempting to build bridges in China, visiting the country to address an iPad trademark dispute and claims of poor working conditions at factories producing its handsets and tablets.
 
Frank Esser has stepped down as chief executive of French mobile operator SFR, after the firm lost customers to low-cost rival Free Mobile.
 
Contract manufacturer Foxconn is investing 133 billion yen (€1.2 billion) in Japan's Sharp and its display business
 
The US Commerce Department is recommending that federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, share wireless airwaves with mobile operators to stave off increasing spectrum scarcity.
 
India's Department of Telecom is considering seeking legal opinions on whether 3G roaming deals between operators including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular breach license conditions.
 
Mobile ad network Millennial Media is pricing its upcoming IPO at $11 (€8.23) to $13 per share, above the initial target of $9 to $11 per share.

 

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