Webwire: iPad 3 kills data plans; Oracle beats earnings predictions

LTE access on Apple’s iPad 3 is catching some users out, as they burn through their monthly data allowance in a matter of hours.
Oracle beat analysts’ predictions with fiscal 3Q earnings per share of $0.62 (€0.47), following a steady rise in sales of business software.
Indian software services company Tech Mahindra has arranged to acquire the remaining 57% of Satyam Computer Services that it does not own, through a share-swap deal which values the latter at $1.8 billion (€1.3 billion).
London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff are among ten UK cities that will receive a share of a £100 million (€120 million) government funding pot to boost high-speed web connectivity.
Australia’s parliament has passed legislation allowing for the creation of a new agency to enforce universal service obligations and standards.
US lawmakers have raised objections to Verizon Wireless' controversial deal to bundle mobile subscriptions with cable and internet plans from Comcast, fearing the plan will reduce competition in the cable and internet sectors.
Vodafone has brought in former European chief executive Bill Morrow to replace Nigel Dews as Vodafone Australia chief.