THE WRAP: Apple's bad reception, NTP files suit
This week Apple grappled with the iPhone antenna, as NTP took legal aim at mobile heavyweights.
The iPhone 4 continued to fly out of Apple stores, even though Consumer Reports said it could not recommend the devices because of its antenna software problem. One report said Apple engineers had concerns about the issue before the phone’s release.
NTP, a US firm which won a patent case against RIM four years ago, filed suit against Apple, Google, Microsoft and other mobile majors.
Intel announced record quarterly sales, citing strong corporate demand for PCs and servers, and forecast a bumper Q3. Rival AMD posted a much-improved result, also as a result of higher sales.
Google’s stock fell 4% after it announced a 24% rise in profit, behind analyst expectations.
Nokia Siemens Networks is reportedly the frontrunner to buy Motorola’s network business.
Nokia sold off a chunk of its recent acquisition, geotech firm MetaCarta.
Google offered Android programming tools for those with no software expertise.
A government piracy crackdown shrank China’s gray handset market.
The Green Dam web filter project is running out of cash.
European mobile ad networks performed twice as well as the global average in June, and outperformed their US peers for the first time.
Tata Teleservices resigned from Indian mobile operators’ group, COAI, claiming it was biased against CDMA operators.
Telenor replaced the head of its new Indian business, Uninor.
Silicon Valley chat and voice firms Fring and Skype engaged in a war of words after Skype cut Fring off.
US carriers AT&T and Verizon have received $2.5 billion in universal service handouts in the last three years, a congressional committee revealed.
Google Australia apologized over the collection of personal data over Wi-Fi networks by its Street View cars.
US sailors can now send text messages from submarines.
And a Californian woman has been sentenced to a year in jail after sending herself threatening text messages.