Webwire: Microsoft faces EU charges; Vodafone details C&WW costs

Microsoft faces further fines in Europe, after EU antitrust authorities said it will charge the software firm for not complying with requirements to offer a choice of web browsers.
 
Vodafone’s faces integration costs of £500 million (€628 million) over the next four years relating to its acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
 
A UK judge claims Facebook fuels violence, by enabling the posting of nasty comments people wouldn’t make face to face.
 
Nokia is rumored to be preparing to take HTC to court, over the similarity of the Windows 8-based HTC 8S to Nokia's own Lumia 820.
 
Texas Instruments has indicated it will pull back from the wireless business to concentrate on embedded processors for the industrial, automotive and consumer appliance segments. TI has attributed the move to the increased competition in the smartphone and tablet chip market.
 
France Telecom unit Orange's plan to open a solutions center in China has left some commentators suggesting that the move could herald the start of a major tie-up with China Telecom.
 
Google has published online a series of panoramic underwater images of six coral reefs near Australia, Hawaii and the Philippines.

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