Webwire: Euro MP slams ACTA bill; Messaging firms quit messaging

Euro MP rejects ACTA
The Euro MP responsible for a report into the controversial ACTA antipiracy treaty has slammed it as threatening civil liberties, and strongly recommended that European parliament not ratify the international agreement.
Openwave, Synchronica exit messaging
Mobile messaging companies Openwave and Synchronica have each exited the mobile messaging business, with Synchronica agreeing to be acquired by Myriad, and Openwave selling its mobile messaging software business to a private equity firm.
Good Gear Guide
Nokia takes low-end to Vietnam
Nokia will open its first manufacturing center in Vietnam on April 23. The facility, which is believed to be worth as much as $300 million (€228 million), will predominately manufacture low-end handsets.
The Next Web
RIM eyes financial experts
RIM is deciding whether to hire at least one bank as financial adviser, to help it evaluate turnaround options including licensing its BlackBerry OS or making a strategic investment.
Samsung readies latest Galaxy smartphone
Samsung has revealed plans to launch the next Galaxy smartphone in London on May 3. Rumors suggest the handset will have a quad core chipset and integrated LTE.
The Verge
Bharti faces fresh overseas tax claim
India's income tax department has served fresh notices to incumbent operator Bharti Airtel for alleged non-payment of tax dues owing from overseas roaming charges.
Press Trust of India
Malaysian broadband penetrates deeper
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission expects the nation's broadband penetration to increase to 65% in 2012, up from 62.9% last year. The regulator believes the market's saturation point will be somewhere above 75% penetration.