Webwire: Steve Jobs dead at 56; India launches world's cheapest tablet

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away yesterday at the age of 56, following a highly-publicized battle with pancreatic cancer.
The Indian government has launched Aakash, an Android-based tablet which will be made available for $35 (€26) to every schoolchild.
Samsung is appealing for Apple’s freshly unveiled iPhone 4S to be banned from France and Italy, in the latest twist to a global patent dispute between the two vendors.
RIM got a strong stock bump on Wednesday due to rumors it could be bought out, possibly by Vodafone.
The CTIA is fighting a local law in San Francisco requiring mobile phone retailers to display warnings about potential cancer risks.
A Thai student faces up to five years in jail after admitting to hacking prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Twitter account at the weekend.