NewsReel [ Oct 2nd ]: Samsung cries foul over Apple’s iPhone 5, Google’s nexus phone rumoured to launch in a month

Here goes the Newsreel, our daily news roundup.


– Samsung Electronics alleged that Apple’s newest smartphone iPhone5 infringed eight of its patents, including two standard patents and six features patents, read complete post here. Well, the Samsung-Apple patent wars are getting vicious. Popcorn anyone?

– Bharti Airtel has gone the Delhi High Court, challenging the show cause notice issued by the Department of Telecom (DoT) on inter circle roaming for 3G services, read complete post here.  Another hurdle to improving Internet speed in India, which remains the country with lowest average internet connection speed.

– Google’s new nexus phone is rumoured to be launched by the end of October, read complete post here. Hmm, the rumour could turn out to be true as Google’s nexus devices always seem to be  launched toward the end of the year.

– Facebook has announced “sweetspot” of ad frequency, which enables businesses to use offline purchase data and aims to help businesses increase return on investment up to 40%. If you are not paying for something on the Internet, your data is being sold.

– Google  announced that its Apps for Education suite is now being used by more than 20 million students, faculty members, and staff worldwide, read complete post here.

– The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has asked mobile operators to lower the processing fee on pre-paid top-up vouchers less than Rs 30. Great, the move will largely benefit the consumers in the rural areas and lower bottom of society where Rs 30 recharge vouchers are used frequently.

– Gmail blocking disrupts web communication in Iran, read complete post here. Can you Imagine web communication sans Gmail?

– The British government is spending 11,000 pounds (Rs 931294.10) a day to ensure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange does not flee the country, read complete post here. Anyways, much lower than what Indian government is spending on Kasab security (Rs 85 lakh per day).