Webwire: EC probes Apple, Samsung battle; Second carrier rejects iPhone

The European Commission is investigating whether Samsung and Apple have breached EU antitrust laws with their respective litigation over essential patents.
 
The boss of US Cellular claims risky iPhone terms and conditions put the carrier off selling the device. The operator is the second to reject Apple’s device, after Telefonica’s Czech Republic division.
 
Google is considering offering pay TV services over a planned 1Gpbs test network in the US.
 
An activist Yahoo investor is demanding the resignation of co-founder Jerry Yang resign, following reports he is seeking private equity investors for the firm.
 
Apple's new Siri service, and the trend of internet users turning to social networks to discover information online, challenge Google's position in the search market, chairman Eric Schmidt argues in a letter to US antitrust regulators.
 
Thai operator TOT, domestic Rama Hospital and Cisco are testing remote healthcare services via telepresence in flood-ravaged areas of the country.

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