Webwire: O2 trials free VoIP; RIM shutdown by switch failure
Telefonica's UK subsidiary O2, is offering smartphone customers free VoIP calls and text in a trial aimed at boosting its competitiveness against players including Skype and Google.
RIM says a core switch failure is the cause of a service outage lasting two days and affecting users in Europe, India and Latin America.
App developer Myriad Group has launched version two of its Alien Dalvik software, which allows Android apps to run on any internet-enabled device by streaming data from a cloud server.
eBay is tipped to announce a deeper partnership with Facebook this week, in a bid to encourage external software developers to create eBay payment platforms.
Australia's NBN Co boss Mike Quigley admits the project is now several months behind schedule, due in part to delays in finalizing a deal for incumbent Telstra to migrate customers to the new network.
Bangladesh is banking on four domestically-made laptop PCs to boost penetration and Web usage in the country. The cheapest model is priced at 10,000 taka (€96).