THE WRAP: Foxconn lifts workers' pay, Apple ships 2m iPads
This week Foxconn workers won a pay rise and Apple shifted its 2 millionth iPad.
Foxconn announced first a 20% pay rise for its 800,000 Chinese workers and then hiked that to 33%, denying that the increases were connected to the recent spate of suicides.
Apple shipped 2 million iPads in the first two months after launch, while Asus and others launched tablets at the Computex show.
Iridium Communications raised $2.9 billion (€2.38 billion) for its next-gen sats, tapping French-Italian JV Thales Alenia Space to deliver 72 satellites in orbit from 2015.
Bowing to the inevitable, the Indian government lifted its ban on Chinese telecom gear, but ordered strict security checks on all equipment before deployment.
Online video will drive a fourfold increase in global IP traffic over the next four years, Cisco’s Visual Networking Index forecast.
Cash-strapped Reliance Communications is in talks with UAE-based Etisalat and South Africa’s MTN over the possible sale of a stake.
Reliance and other Indian cellcos handed over 677 billion rupees (€11.9 billion) for 3G spectrum.
AT&T sold its Japan outsourcing unit to IIJ for $100 million.
Tata Communications improved its underlying performance but its stake in South African ISP Neotel took it to a full-year loss of $129 million (€105.9 million).
Google faced lawsuits over the collection of private data by its Street View vehicles.
Australian research agency CSIRO, which has already won one settlement over its Wi-Fi patent, filed suit against AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile.
Sony Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks appointed new CTOs.
Google is phasing out the internal use of the Windows operating system because of security concerns.
Quit Facebook Day came and went and George W. Bush opened his Facebook account, while an Australian zoo made a Facebook plea for the return of eight tiny stolen monkeys.
The US internet defense force, Cybercom, officially began operations.
And a Los Angeles woman is suing Google for giving her “unsafe” directions after being hit by a car on a highway in Utah.