TC Roundup: New govt should ensure Internet growth, says IAMAI

16 May, 2014

IAMAI: New govt should ensure Internet growth: Industry body IAMAI wants the new government to ensure that Internet growth in India is not hampered by rules that give room for intermediaries, including telcos, Internet and web-hosting service providers and search engines, to be harassed. (Business Line)

US FCC proposes new Web rules amid protests: The US telecommunications regulators on Thursday formally proposed new "net neutrality" rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users. (Live Mint)

No clear winner in Samsung-Apple court battle in Japan: A Japanese court ruled Friday that Samsung could seek minimal damages from Apple for patent infringement, with both sides claiming victory in the tech titans' latest legal skirmish over the design of their smartphones. (The Economic Times)

Lukewarm welcome for new BlackBerry Z3 in Indonesia: Only a few dozen Indonesians queued up to lay their hands on BlackBerry's new budget handset, in a lukewarm welcome that highlighted the smartphone maker's fading fortunes. (The Economic Times)

China's mobile travel bookings up more than 400% in the last year: Chinese online travel booking service Qunar (NASDAQ:QUNR) made RMB 336 million (US$54 million) in revenue during the first quarter of this year, up 83.6 percent over the same period last year, according to its latest earnings report for Q1 2014. The figure far surpassed the company's 65 to 70 percent guidance. (TECHINASIA)

LED TV maker Vu Technologies goes online to sell more and cheaper too: Vu Technologies, makers of LED televisions and commercial display panels under the brand Vu, has tied up with online retailers such as Amazon, Ebay, Flipkart, Snapdeal and HomeShop18 to sell its products. (Business Line)