Google poaches apps guru from GetJar
Google has made a major hire in the apps space, poaching GetJar’s Patrick Mork (pictured) to become its new Marketing Director for Mobile Applications. Mork has been GetJar’s Chief Marketing Officer for three years and is a high profile figure in the industry. Mork’s new role is likely to ratchet up the war of words between Google and Apple regarding their respective apps strategies.
Writedowns push TI into the red in H1
Telecom Italia published its results for the first six months of 2011, which saw it reporting a loss at the bottom line due to a goodwill writedown in its home market. In a statement, Franco Bernabe (pictured), chairman and CEO, noted that 34 percent of the company’s revenue during the period came from its Brazilian and Argentinean operations.
Clearwire confirms LTE rollout plans, as losses grow
US wholesale operator Clearwire confirmed that it intends deploying LTE technology alongside its existing WiMAX deployments, but noted that this rollout will be “subject to additional funding.” The company made its strategy announcement in line with its second quarter 2011 results, which saw it report a net loss of US$168.74 million.
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