Webwire: AT&T considers concessions; Telecom Italia opens wallet for 4G

AT&T is tipped to offer to maintain T-Mobile USA’s prices and divest up to 25% of the business to placate the Department of Justice, which last week filed a lawsuit to block the telcos merging.
 
Telecom Italia’s COO Marco Patuano says the firm will spend a minimum of €1 billion in Italy’s current 4G license auction.
 
Samsung is withdrawing its Galaxy Tab 7.7 unit from the IFA electronics show in Germany after a domestic court ordered the firm to stop selling the unit. The same court previously barred sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as part of an Apple patent infringement battle.
 
Polish telco TPSA is appealing an EU fine issued in June for blocking competitor’s access to the market.
 
Sources claim Intel may temporarily suspend development of the MeeGo OS, due to lack of demand and partner Nokia's adoption of Windows Phone 7.
 
Google plans to shut down several services, including Google Desktop, Web Security and social question and answer service Aardvark, as it seeks to streamline and dedicate more resources to initiatives including Google+.

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