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Late News: Sony Mulls Ericsson Takeover, Microsoft Skype Deal, Facebook Scammers Use Jobs Death as Bait

Sony is about to enter into a deal to buy Telefon’s AB LM Ericsson with which Sony already has their smartphone joint venture. This will lead to complete ownership of Ericsson by Sony Corp. It seems that this step will enable them to catch up with the market rivals by unification of the mobile products under a single brand name.

With the approval from the European Commission, the much-talked about acquisition of VoIP service provider Skype by Microsoft for $8.5 billion, is finally going to take place in very near future.

Shameless Facebook scammers have moved to exploit the death of late visionary Steve Jobs on the social networking platform. According to online firm Sophos, cyber-criminals have created a scam in which they claim that a certain company is offering 50 free iPads in memory of the deceased iCon.

Samsung has revealed its profits for the third quarter are on target to surpass estimates made by analysts thanks to the booming smartphone market.

Spotify has added its music subscription service to the WD TV media player. For the first time Spotify will be available on a connected TV device in U.S. This means that device maker Western Digital has scored over industry leaders like Apple and Google as well as hipper start-ups like Roku and Boxee.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.