Webwire: Vodafone mulls Greek merger; HP errs towards PC spin off

Vodafone is in preliminary talks over merging its Greek mobile unit with current rival Wind Hellas, in a move that would create an operator with a subscriber base approaching eight million.
 
HP is leaning towards a spinoff of its PC unit, but won’t make a decision about the division until the year-end.
 
Nokia’s web developer site is out of action while the firm probes how hackers managed to steal user information in a recent cyber attack. The firm admits user’s e-mail details were stolen, along with a handful of birth dates, web homepage URLs, and instant messenger usernames.
 
A US prosecutor claims Google chief Larry Page was aware his firm’s US site was carrying adverts for unlicensed drug companies, however Page is unlikely to face prosecution as part of a settlement reached last week.
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LG is developing an engine that will automatically display 2D Android games in 3D for its Optimus 3D smartphone.
 
Samsung has agreed to push back the launch of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia for a second time until September 30, to give Apple time to detail which of its patents the device breaches.

 

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