Webwire: Retailers pan EU trade rules; MS co-founder accuses Gates

European online retailers have slammed planned changes to EU trading rules governing product returns, stating that they could cost the sector €10 billion a year and send some e-traders out of business.
 
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen claims Bill Gates tried to cheat him out of his share in the company, in forthcoming memoirs.
 
Returning Twitter founder Jack Dorsey aims to make the site more relevant for mainstream users by improving ease of use and information flow.
 
Rare earth exports from China to Japan fell to 1,138 tons in February, down from 1,783 tons in January, as a result of the Chinese government's new export restrictions.
 
Thailand's ICT ministry has suspended a project to build two satellites to fill slots that are due to expire this year. The ministry has asked for an extension to slot reservations while a new national regulator is formed.
 
Google has announced the Kansas will be the first US city to benefit from a 1Gbps FTTH project, and that it plans to start offering services in 2012.
 
An initial round of bids for Italian fiber operator Metroweb hit €450 million, and attracted interest from firms including Vodafone and Wind.
 
Hundreds of gamers claim the 3D display on Nintendo’s newly launched 3DS device makes them feel nauseous.

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