Webwire: RIM chief considers sale; MS restrains Motorola

RIM's new chief executive, Thorsten Heins, has revealed that a sale of the company is one option being considered, and the Canadian government has indicated it would not block any foreign takeover of the smartphone maker.
 
Microsoft has filed a restraining order and offered a $300 million (€224 million) bond, to stave off any injunctions on its products that could arise from a Motorola court action.
 
Sources say Google plans to launch an own-brand Android tablet later this year. According to the rumor mill, the device will have a 7-inch screen.
 
The UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority denies reports it intends to allocate a third mobile license by 2015, stating that existing players Etisalat and Du are adequately serving the market's needs.
 
Chinese authorities have arrested six people, and shut down the comments function on micro blog sites Sina and Weibo, in response to rumors being spread online about a military coup.
 
March 31st came and went without any sign of DNS disruption, despite widespread reports hacker group Anonymous planned to attempt to “shut down the internet” on that day.
 
Former MTN chief Phuthuma Nhleko denies claims in a lawsuit filed by Turkcell that he authorized bribes to Iranian and South African officials to secure an Iranian mobile license.

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