Webwire: Hungary clear on fourth license; Germany tackles Facebook tags

Changes to Hungarian communications laws clear the country to launch a tender for a fourth mobile license in the 900MHz band.
 
A German regulator has asked Facebook to disable its face recognition photo-tagging feature in the country, and warned that the function could violate EU laws on unauthorized data collection.
 
Vodafone's appeal against a $2.5 billion (€1.7 billion) tax bill over its 2007 acquisition of Hutchison's Indian telecom business opened in India’s highest court yesterday.
 
Samsung is mulling a bid for InterDigital’s patent portfolio after being asked to make an offer. Apple and Google are among several other firms considering the patent stack.
 
Chinese online video company Tudou has priced a Nasdaq IPO at $28 (€19.62) to $30 per American depository share (ADS), and aims to raise around $143.5 million from the process.
 
Google has ramped up its rhetoric over patent battles against Android, accusing Apple and Microsoft of teaming up to try to “strangle” the platform through claims about “bogus patents.”
 
Time Inc plans to start publishing tablet versions of all 21 of its magazines by the end of the year. The publisher already offers tablet editions of Time, Fortune, People and Sports Illustrated.
 
Skype rival Vonage has launched an international VoIP over Wi-Fi service for the iPhone. Time To Call will charge for calls through iTunes as an in-app purchase.

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