This week the Australian government vowed to build a national fiber network while Skype incurred the wrath of the mobile industry.
After rejecting all the bids for its next-gen network tender, the Australian government said it would take the lead in building a $31 billion fiber national network. Incumbent Telstra, excluded from the bidding, welcomed the news.
While the new Skype iPhone app attracted 1 million downloads in its first two days,
European and US operators battled to keep Skype off their networks.
After a victory in Hong Kong's High Court, PCCW's $2 billion privatisation is once more on-hold as the SFC appeals against the decision.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicted that advertiser-supported content would remain the dominant internet model.
IBM's $7 billion bid for Sun Microsystems collapsed over price and possible anti-trust issues.
Nokia Siemens Networks took a close interest in Nortel's LTE and other wireless assets.
The recession would halve growth in the mobile entertainment business, said Juniper Research.
Google said voice search was crucial to its mobile business.
The EU set tight rules for gadget energy consumption.
Taiwan chip firm Elan filed a patent suit against Apple over the multi-touch technology used in iPods, iPhones and Macbooks.
Spotify, the popular new music app, will soon be ported to mobile phones and game consoles.And NEC announced a technology that could determine "an author's feelings based on text data in order to automatically generate entertaining blog content."