Webwire: Cisco challenges MS-Skype deal; Foxconn impresses on first inspection

Cisco has appealed the European Commission's approval of Microsoft's takeover of Skype, months after the deal was completed in October. Cisco wants the EC to ensure the interoperability of Skype with other VoIP solutions.
 
Working conditions at Apple supplier Foxconn’s sites are above average for Chinese production facilities, the Fair Labor Association states.
 
Chip maker Nvidia has cut its 2012 sales forecast for its Tegra mobile processors from $1 billion (€768 million) to $720 million due to growing competition.
 
The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency has shut down music sharing site RnBXclusive.com, replacing the home page with a warning that users of the site could face up to ten years in jail and a large fine.
 
The Femto Forum has changed its name to the Small Cell Forum, to reflect the body's focus on all varieties of small cell technologies.
 
Thailand's CAT Telecom will invest $10 million (€7.6 million) in the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG), a subsea cable project linking Thailand with eight other APAC nations.
 
Atos is set to launch a new cloud computing subsidiary, as part of an alliance with EMC and VMWare.

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