This week Nokia went after the iPhone in court while Twitter struck deals with Google and Microsoft.
Handset leader Nokia set its lawyers after Apple
, suing the US firm for allegedly using its WLAN, GSM and W-CDMA technologies in the iPhone without permission.
In the wake of a poor quarterly result, Nokia also set up a dedicated smartphone group
as it searched for a champion that can take on the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
Gartner said global telecom spending would rebound
to 3.2% growth next year after contracting by 4% in 2009. The Economist said
it was more likely the economy was leading the tech sector out of the recession than the other way around.
Siemens is looking for an exit
from the embattled Nokia Siemens JV, according to Financial Times
Ofta called time on the 20 year-old PNETS licenses
, merging them into a single services based operator (SBO) license.
Pacnet added another 3.6Tbps
to its EAC-C2C cable system, just six months after its last upgrade. Fourteen operators will launch LTE next year, Infonetics predicted
Barnes & Nobles launched a new e-reader
, the Nook, to rave reviews.
And Hollywood studios began inserting
“no Twitter, no Facebook” clauses in actors’ contracts.