Webwire: Bouygues mulls tower sale; Huawei makes spy pledge

French telco Bouygues is in talks to sell its roughly 2,300 telecom towers to Antin Infrastructure Partners for around €200 million.
 
Huawei has undertaken to never co-operate in cyber-spying, and called for the creation of global legal and technical security standards.
 
Amazon has unveiled four new models of its Kindle Fire tablet-eReader hybrid, some sporting a larger 8.6-inch screen, and a premium model with 4G connectivity.
 
The UAE's Etisalat will not participate in India's upcoming auction for spectrum recovered from 122 revoked 2G licenses, suggesting the operator is done with the Indian telecom market following the cancellation of joint venture Etisalat DB's licenses.
 
Scailex - the majority owner of Israel's Partner Communications – is threatening legal action if Hutchison Whampoa doesn’t go through with an offer to buy the operator.
 
TV manufacturers Toshiba, LG Electronics and Philips have formed the Smart TV Alliance to develop a common system to provide internet and other OTT content on TV sets, and respond to the threat of Google TV and Apple TV.
 
Sweden and the US lead the global rankings in a new report on countries' use of the internet to improve lives. The study was spearheaded by Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee.
 
A US judge has ordered Oracle to pay $1.1 million (€688,433) worth of Google's court costs, after it lost a $6 billion lawsuit alleging copying of Java code by the Android OS.
 
Hacking group NullCrew claims to have perpetrated a breach of up to 400 user names and e-mails addresses of Sony customers in China and Taiwan.

 

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