Webwire: France Tel launches youth brand; Analysts predict Yahoo sale

France Telecom yesterday launched a new youth-oriented brand offering month-to-month contracts, as it prepares for the entrance of a fourth mobile operator in its home market.
Analysts predict Yahoo could be sold before a new permanent chief executive is appointed. The firm yesterday sacked Carol Bartz, prompting a surge in its share price.
Germany, Poland and Switzerland top European lists of cybercrime, an annual survey by security firm Symantec shows. Globally, Chinese citizens are most at risk, with the majority of attacks being computer viruses or malware.
Patent house Mosaid is telling shareholders to reject a $480 million (€341 million) hostile takeover bid from rival Wi-LAN that would have created a patent licensing firm worth $1.4 billion.
AT&T will launch a $30 (€21.36) HSPA+ smartphone from Huawei later this month.
August net additions at Japans big three mobile operators were lower than July, with KDDI registering the greatest fall month-on-month.
Bahrain's Batelco is mulling the sale of up to 30% of Indian mobile joint venture S Tel, in which it currently holds a 42.7% stake.