Global Briefs: France's Free Tackles Mobile, Iphone's "Misleading" Ads, China's Gymnasts Under Scrutiny

Dreyfuss, Joel
August 2008
Red Herring;8/29/2008, p2
Trade Publication
This section offers news briefs in the Internet industry. Xavier Niel, founder of Free, the low-cost French Internet access company, is promising to bring down the price of cellphone service if he acquires a mobile license. The Advertising Standards Authority has criticized Apple for running misleading advertisements on the Internet capacity of the iPhone. Internet hackers in China have joined U.S. Internet investigators in seeking evidence that several gold medal Chinese gymnasts were under age.


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