Webwire: EE to launch LTE on Oct 30; Samsung expects record Q3 profit

The UK's EE has announced plans to launch LTE services on October 30, initially in ten cities. The timeline comes days after rival operators agreed with regulator Ofcom on an accelerated schedule for the nation's LTE auction.
 
 
Samsung expects to report a record 8.1 trillion won ($7.29 billion) in profit for the September quarter, thanks to strong sales of its Galaxy line of smartphones.
 
Google and US publishers have settled their long-running court battle over the Google Books project, agreeing to a new model where publishers can decide which books are scanned and included in the library.
 
 
Rumors are circulating that Microsoft may be planning to produce an own-branded smartphone, using the same Surface brand planned for its Windows 8 tablets.
 
Google has flagged the possibility of additional job cuts at recently acquired Motorola Mobility, this time outside of the US, and warned that it expects additional restructuring charges.
 
AT&T has negotiated a US-exclusive deal with Nokia for the handset maker's new flagship Windows Phone smartphone, the Lumia 920, and has also arranged to carry the Lumia 820.
 
Facebook says it has reached 1 billion active monthly users. Statistics released by the company also show that 600 million users are now accessing the site via mobile devices.
 
Japan's NTT DoCoMo has used the CEATEC trade show to show off a prototype robot assistant that can communicate with users, and interface with and pull data from their smartphones.

 

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