Webwire: Mubarak fined over net shutdown; Vodafone cuts Irish jobs
Egyptian courts have fined former president Hosni Mubarak and two of his top ministers 540 million Egyptian pounds (€63.5 million) for damaging the economy by shutting down the internet and mobile phone networks during a revolution in January.
Nearly 200 call center staff in the Republic of Ireland will be affected by a Vodafone decision to shift the work to centers in India and Egypt. The carrier hopes the move will help cut operating costs, amid a backdrop of falling revenues.
Google and Facebook have won friends in high places. A leaked memo from last week’s G8 summit in Paris reveals US president Barack Obama, UK prime minister David Cameron and French leader Nicolas Sarkozy all back their plans for an open web.
RIM has been served with a class-action lawsuit which alleges the BlackBerry maker mislead investors about its sales prospects and financial condition.
India's MTNL will invest around 11.45 billion rupees (€177 million) on network upgrades and the development of new services in fiscal 2012.