Webwire: HP eyes cars for WebOS; Motorola director quits

HP is eyeing installing its WebOS in cars and home appliances including stoves and refrigerators, but may face an uphill battle convincing auto manufacturers to try out a new platform.
 
Banker Bill Hambrecht has resigned suddenly from his role as a director of Motorola Mobility, days after Google revealed it is acquiring the company.
 
A UK man is appealing a four year prison sentence he received after being found guilty of using Facebook to provoke recent civil unrest in the country.
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Russia's Megafon has secured two more credit lines with China Development Bank worth a combined $1 billion (€692 million) to buy Huawei gear.
 
Iraq's mobile operators look set to miss the August 31 deadline for listing on the Iraq Stock Exchange, and could therefore soon be hit with unspecified “penalties.”
 
An Australian tribunal is backing a firm that fired a member of staff after he posted an angry diatribe against a manager on Facebook

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