Webwire: Samsung mulls Bada, Tizen tie; Founder Yang quits Yahoo

Samsung is considering merging its Bada mobile OS with the open-source, Linux-based, MeeGo successor Tizen.
 
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has left the company just weeks after the appointment of new CEO Scott Thompson. Analysts predict the move will clear the path for an asset sale.
 
RIM’s stock price surged 5.6% in early trading yesterday in response to reports Samsung is eying a takeover of its Canadian rival.
 
Nissan is gauging reactions to a scratch-resistant iPhone case featuring self-healing polyrotaxane paint, which is capable of repairing some scratches.
 
Lv Qianhao, head of handset strategy at ZTE, predicts China and the US will be key to its smartphone ambitions.
 
Social network Facebook is naming and shaming five men it accuses of developing malicious code that took over users' accounts. Security firms estimate the men made $2 million (€1.5 million) from the scam.
 
The management team of movie streaming firm Netflix is accused of misleading shareholders about its financial state in a lawsuit filed by investors. The suit claims company bosses cashed in shares before earnings information went public.

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