Webwire: Indian dot coms take off; Ghana hooks up with Europe
India is beginning to cash in on a large pool of Web engineers with a host of home-grown dot com businesses modeled on successful firms including Amazon and Groupon.
Ghana's government has launched Glo 1, a new subsea cable linking the nation with other African countries and Europe.
LG Electronics plans to start manufacturing smartphones at a plant in India to help keep costs down as it targets sales of 450,000 devices in the country this year.
Amazon is offering a cut-price version of its Kindle e-reader that comes bundled with advertising including sponsored screensavers.
South Korean mobile messaging service developer Kakao Corp will create subsidiaries in the US and Japan as it gears up efforts to compete with Facebook and Twitter.
Indian telecom minister Kapil Sibal is considering easing restrictions on telecoms mergers, provided at least six players remain in any specific service areas.
Sources claim there is no truth in rumors Facebook is close to finalizing a deal with Chinese search engine Baidu to create a social network in the country.