Webwire: EC clears MS-Skype deal; Google stalls Android update

The European Commission has cleared Microsoft's planned $8.5 billion (€6.2 billion) acquisition of Skype.
 
Samsung and Google claim to be delaying the debut of the latest version of the Android operating system as a mark of respect for Steve Jobs. The launch was due October 11.
 
Analysts expect T-Mobile USA to lose around three times more contract customers in 2011 as it did in 2010, due to opposition to a takeover by AT&T.
 
YouTube is extending its movie rental service to the UK, offering 1,000 titles in a bid to compete with a similar service from Amazon.
 
Mexico-based operator America Movil and financial services giant Citigroup are teaming up in a $50 million (€36.8 million) mobile banking joint venture that will operate across Latin America.
 
The Israeli government is seeking a private partner for Israel Electric Corp in a project to roll out fiber to two thirds of homes within seven years.

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