Webwire: TeliaSonera hits 100k LTE subs; Heat on homeless hotspot scheme

TeliaSonera now has around 100,000 LTE customers in the Nordic region, placing it ahead of rivals including Telenor and Tele2.
 
A division of an advertising agency has stirred controversy by equipping 13 homeless people with portable Wi-Fi hotspots, and asking the public to pay them for internet access. The agency says it is trying to raise awareness about the homeless, but some have derided the project as exploitative.
 
Microsoft is expanding its push into the cloud services market, by moving its Dynamics enterprise resource planning software into the cloud.
 
Icann's outgoing chief, Rod Beckstrom, has told the internet overseer's board that it must strengthen rules governing conflicts of interest among directors, including disclosing commercial and financial interests.
 
Twitter has acquired blog site operator Posterous for an undisclosed sum. The company plans to keep Posterous Spaces operating as usual for now.
 
IBM's new chief executive believes the company is well positioned for long-term growth due to the rapid explosion of data, and is targeting growth markets such as the cloud and business analytics.
 
Chinese online video giant Youku is acquiring chief rival Tudou in exchange for over $1 billion (€761 million) in stock. The merged company would hold over a third of the Chinese web video market.

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