Webwire: Sony predicts heavy losses; Apple acts on battery drain

Sony predicts a 90 billion yen (€837 million) loss for its current fiscal year, after an unexpected loss in the three months to end-September – the firm’s fiscal 2Q.
Apple is releasing a software update to address problems of rapid battery drain on some iPhone 4S devices.
UK operator EverythingEverywhere is culling a further 600 back office staff as new chief Olaf Swantee flexes his cost-cutting muscle. The firm laid off 1,200 back office workers in 2010.
Microsoft is considering making a Scots Gaelic version of its Office software suite, vice president for the firm’s information worker business value division Bob McDowell says.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is set to be extradited to Sweden to face charges of sexual assault, after a UK court ruling.