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Apr 11, 2012

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ACMA addresses 4G concerns
Andrew Colley THE communications watchdog has moved to address mobile phone operator concerns about when it will clear television broadcast spectrum for 4G services.
 
Nokia issues new profit warning
Arild Moen and Sven Grundberg NOKIA, the world's biggest handset-maker, issued its second profit warning in less than a year, sending its shares to a 15-year low.
 
Telstra wins from Austar deal
Mitchell Bingemann TELSTRA stands to wring new value from its substantial stake in  Foxtel's $1.9 billion takeover of  Austar.
 
Webjet forecasts 18pc rise in profit
Teresa Ooi ONLINE travel agency Webjet has upgraded its full year guidance, saying it expects to boost net profit by 18 per cent to $13 million.
 
Google revenue to hit $8bn
GOOGLE will report results tomorrow, with Wall Street expecting substantial profit and sales gains.
 
Agile skills gain ground
Jennifer Foreshew FINANCIAL services organisations are driving the move to Agile project management, which is causing a premium for skills in the market.
 
Glimmerveen to run LG mobile unit
LG Electronics Australia has appointed Ben Glimmerveen head of its mobile communications division.
 
Apple faces ebook conspiracy suit
Chad Bray and Brent Kendall THE US hit Apple and five big publishers with a lawsuit over the e-book market, alleging they conspired to raise prices. 
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IT Business
 
New Sony CEO to cut 10,000 jobs
Adobe's big bet on digital marketing
File still open on SMH 'hack' story
Wine sales go social with Chatter
 
 
Exec Tech
 
Sony phone an Android with class
Ease the attachment to a clogged inbox
Dell's late but worth the wait
Baby tablet hits the right Note
 
 
Opinion
The birth of a significant reality
Stephen Brook IT progressed at a snail's pace: it was on, then it was off, then on again. Now the Foxtel takeover of Austar is a reality .

NYT Global Update: U.S. Sues Apple and Publishers Over Pricing of E-Books

Global Update


TOP NEWS
Media Decoder

U.S. Sues Apple and Publishers Over Pricing of E-Books

By JULIE BOSMAN
The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit charging that Apple and others colluded to raise the price of e-books in 2010. Several publishers have agreed to a settlement.

Launch Was Factor Before U.S. Pact With North Korea

By JANE PERLEZ
Less than six weeks after North Korea signed an accord to limit its nuclear activities, the rogue nation is poised to launch a long-range rocket.

Quakes Set Off Panic, but No Tsunami in Indian Ocean

By THOMAS FULLER
A powerful 8.6-magnitude earthquake, followed by a strong aftershock, struck off Indonesia on Wednesday, creating panic and reviving memories of the deadly 2004 earthquake.
Multimedia

Video: TimesCast

Mitt Romney's pivot to the general election; a murder sends China's leadership into political turmoil, and more.
Opinion

Latitude

Treasure Hunters

By ANDREW FINKEL
Turkey's effort in fighting over long-lost objects in Britain would be better employed on improving the deplorable state of cultural management at home.
WORLD

Death of a Briton Is Thrust to Center of China Scandal

By SHARON LAFRANIERE, JOHN F. BURNS and JONATHAN ANSFIELD
The wife of Bo Xilai, who had been seen as one of the handful of rising leaders slated to run China, is being investigated in the killing of a businessman, Neil Heywood, last year.

China Seeks to Contain Fallout From Scandal

By MICHAEL WINES and SHARON LaFRANIERE
The ruling Communist Party sought to swiftly close ranks on Wednesday, a day after removing a once powerful official and naming his wife as a murder suspect.

North Korea Firms Up Leadership as Launch Nears

By CHOE SANG-HUN
The ruling Workers' Party declared Mr. Kim to be "supreme leader" and awarded him the title of first secretary during the country's first major political gathering in one-and-a-half years.
BUSINESS

In Tiny Cyprus, a Bank Quest Has Big Euro Implications

By JACK EWING
Cypriot banks have to prove their viability as the total of their risky investments has reached eight times the size of their nation's economy.

Slowdown Forecast for Developing Asian Economies

By BETTINA WASSENER
The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday forecast that Asia's emerging economies would cool somewhat in 2012, but said that growth would still outpace that of the developed world.

Stocks Pull Ahead

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Shares on Wall Street recouped some of their losses from Tuesday, when fears that the European debt crisis was returning sent stock markets sliding.
TECHNOLOGY

Nokia Lowers Estimate for First-Quarter Profit

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN
The world's largest maker of cellphones by volume lowered its forecast on Wednesday as demand for its Symbian-based smartphones, which the company is phasing out, weakened sharply.
Bits

Google Ventures' Big Data Bet

By QUENTIN HARDY
The venture capital firm funded by Google is building up its data sciences team to increase the capabilities inside its companies and to look for new investments in the area.

Facebook Plays Offense and Defense in a Single Deal

By SOMINI SENGUPTA and NICK BILTON
The history of Silicon Valley suggests that expensive purchases of start-ups by start-ups may not always be so crazy.
SPORTS

Rugby's Video Review System Sparks Controversy

By EMMA STONEY
Super Rugby faces questions about its new white card system after one team offered no evidence to back up its claims that opposing players tried to gouge their eyes during play.
On Soccer

Plenty of Blame to Go Around at Manchester City

By ROB HUGHES
Mario Balotelli is a combustible player, but he's not the only reason Manchester United has overtaken City in the Premier League standings.

A Rough First Start for Darvish, but He Still Wins

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Yu Darvish gave up four runs in the first against Seattle in his major-league baseball debut, but he settled down and got the victory as Texas won, 11-5.
U.S. NEWS

Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin Case to Make Announcement

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
The special prosecutor investigating the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday at 6 p.m.

With Santorum Out, Evangelicals Edge Toward Romney, but Cautiously

By ERIK ECKHOLM
With Rick Santorum out of the race, evangelicals may have nowhere else to turn but Mitt Romney, but their whole-hearted support will not come without conditions, some leaders warned.

Judge's Ruling Averts Detainee's Testimony, for Now

By CHARLIE SAVAGE
A military judge said that a military detainee, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, can meet with his lawyers without being shackled, so he will not testify now about C.I.A. torture.
OPINION
Op-Ed Contributor

If at First Iran Says No, Try, Try Again

By VOLKER PERTHES
The odds of convincing Tehran to curb its nuclear ambitions are low, but not hopeless.
Op-Ed Contributor

The Bo Xilai Sideshow

By JONATHAN FENBY
The murky fall of a powerful politician is great drama, but the real story is China's changing leadership.
Op-Ed Contributors

To Stop the Killing, Deal With Assad

By ASLI U. BALI and AZIZ F. RANA
The best way to keep civilians safe is to pursue a political transition that includes the Assad government.

Reuters Daily Investor Update: Energy costs stir worries in U.S. economic expansion.

Reuters Election 2012 Daily round-up of the day's top news from the campaign trail, the White House and all the politics in between


Wall Street rises after five losing days, Alcoa soars
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An encouraging start to earnings season helped stocks rebound on Wednesday from five days of losses that pushed the S&P 500 below a key technical level.
Energy costs stir worries in U.S. economic expansion
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic activity kept growing moderately in the late winter months but rising energy prices were beginning to worry manufacturers and retailers across the country, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.
J&J hit with $1.1 billion Risperdal penalty in Arkansas
(Reuters) - An Arkansas state judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a $1.1 billion penalty after a jury found the company guilty of using fraudulent tactics to sell its Risperdal anti-psychotic medicine.
Washington state lawmakers pass budget proposals
(Reuters) - Lawmakers in Washington state passed supplemental operating and capital budgets on Wednesday that they say will preserve funding for education and launch about $1 billion in construction projects.
U.S. sues Apple, publishers in e-book price scheme
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc and publishers Penguin and Macmillan have decided to fight U.S. government charges that they conspired to fix the prices of e-books, even as three other publishers agreed to a settlement aimed at lowering prices for consumers.
Boeing bears down on 737 fuel-savings target
(Reuters) - Boeing Co on Wednesday put some finishing touches on a make-over of its popular 737 aircraft as the U.S. planemaker battles with European arch-rival Airbus to deliver fuel savings to airlines hammered by near-record oil prices.
Nokia shares tumble after loss forecast
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia warned its phone business would post losses in the first two quarters of this year as it struggles to revamp its product line to compete with Apple and Samsung, sending its shares 19 percent lower.
Google view on mobile ads awaited at CEO's 1-year anniversary
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's advertising rates will get extra scrutiny as Wall Street ponders whether the proliferation of Internet-connected smartphones helps or hinders the money-making search engine that drives the company's profits.
U.S. pick for World Bank makes case to board directors
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jim Yong Kim, the U.S. nominee to head the World Bank, on Wednesday told the bank's board of directors that he would not hesitate to question the status quo and do his best to help the world's poorest.
Sony CEO to lay out revival strategy as losses pile up
TOKYO (Reuters) - Kazuo Hirai's brief honeymoon as Sony Corp's new chief has ended abruptly as the struggling electronics giant doubled its annual loss forecast, sending its shares tumbling.