Webwire: New iPad to launch in CN July 20; Google may pay $22.5m fine

Google chairman Eric Schmidt expects China's growing technology penetration to pose an insurmountable threat to state attempts to censor information online, and to contribute to inexorable social and political reforms.
Telecom equipment makers are feeling the effects of the capex spending slowdown in India, with survey data indicating that carrier equipment revenue has declined by nearly a quarter since March 2009.
RIM chief executive Thorsten Heins appealed for investors to be patient until the company finally launches its BlackBerry 10 OS, at its annual shareholders meeting.
The hearing to decide whether Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited from New Zealand to the US has been delayed until next year, due to delays settling legal arguments about evidence disclosure.
Internet radio service Pandora has launched a trial service in Australia and New Zealand, marking the first time since 2007 the service has been available outside of the US.
Google is likely to pay a $22.5 million (€18.3 million) fine to the US FTC, to resolve a privacy probe into its alleged use of an exploit in Apple's Safari web browser to track users and deliver targeted advertising.