Webwire: Russia denies Gmail ban; Japan quake hits SE launch

Russia's security service denies it plans to ban services including Skype and Gmail, after a top official expressed concern about services using foreign encryption technology.
 
Sony Ericsson has delayed the wide-scale launch of its Xperia Neo handset due to supply chain problems caused by the Japan earthquake, but has still introduced limited numbers of the devices
 
French startup Wysips claims a solar panel for mobile phones is the first of its kind. The photovoltaic film can be fitted for a dollar, and offer 30 minutes talk time per hour of charge.
 
Indian state-owned operator BSNL expects to post a loss of about 27.25 billion rupees (€424 million) for the year to end March, a 50% increase from the year before.
 
Japan's Softbank Mobile took the top spot in terms of subscriber gains for the year to end March, dethroning NTT DoCoMo.
 
Microsoft plans to spend $8.64 billion (€5.9 billion) this year – 90% of its annual R&D budget – on cloud computing.
 
Shares in China Unicom hit their highest point in over two years after financial services firm UBS raised its forecast for the company's share price on expectations of “explosive 3G growth.”
 
Children using an online form to report abuse were put at risk by a lack of encryption, security experts say.

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