Webwire: Nokia hunts RIM in Germany; Chinese site takes iPhone 5 orders

Nokia has filed a fourth patent violation lawsuit against RIM in Germany, using three additional patents covering over-the-air updates, transferring resource information and storing multimedia tags.
Sellers using Chinese e-commerce portal Taobao have started taking pre-orders for the yet-to-be-announced but hotly anticipated iPhone 5, including mock-up photos and rumored technical specs in the sales listings.
Sources claim Microsoft has cut hundreds of jobs, mostly in advertising sales and marketing, following its $6.2 billion (€5 billion) write down on its acquisition of aQuantive in 2007.
Europe’s music licensing laws may be changed to simplify sales across all member states. However the proposed amendment is causing alarm, with claims it could spell the end of smaller online music stores.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo is considering making more international acquisitions to support its goal of growing overseas sales nine fold in the next four years, according to CEO Kaoru Kato.
Nearly half a million Yahoo Voice passwords and usernames have been leaked online following a hack attack.
Indian operator Aircel won't bid for 2G spectrum in a court-mandated auction due to conclude at the end of August, and has dismissed reports that its parent company – Malaysia's Maxis – is in talks to sell part of its stake to Russia's Sistema.