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    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Reuter site - Bharti group firm launches $220 tablet computer in India

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    Bharti group firm launches $220 tablet computer in India

    Wed, Aug 17 09:17 AM EDT

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Beetel Teletech, part of India's Bharti Enterprises that controls top mobile carrier Bharti Airtel <BRTI.NS>, launched a tablet computer priced at 9,999 rupees ($220) on Wednesday.

    The 7-inch tablet, branded Beetel Magiq, runs on Google's <GOOG.O> Android operating system and supports both 3G and Wi-Fi networks, Beetel said in a statement.

    Beetel is one of the largest makers of fixed-line phones in India. A company spokesman said China's Huawei <HWT.UL> was their manufacturing partner for the tablet.

    India is the world's second-biggest and the fastest-growing market for mobile phones, although computer penetration is still low.

    Apple Inc <AAPL.O> began iPad sales in India in January this year, while Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> launched its Galaxy Tab in India in November last year.

    Bharti Airtel's closest rival, Reliance Communications <RLCM.NS> this month launched a tablet computer priced at 12,999 rupees.

    (Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Aradhana Aravindan)

    Reuter site - Zynga sued for patent infringement

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    Zynga sued for patent infringement

    Wed, Aug 17 10:10 AM EDT

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A games company is accusing Zynga of infringing its patents and asking that it shut down its most popular games for the Facebook social network, including FarmVille and Mafia Wars.

    In a complaint filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Delaware, Agincourt Gaming, which has a Facebook game called Pantheon, claims Zynga infringed two of its patents dating back to 1996 that relate to redeeming virtual prizes in games.

    The Texas-company is seeking damages and asking that Zynga shut down 12 games that it says infringe its patents.

    Zynga was not immediately available for comment on Wednesday. It filed for an initial public offering of up to $1 billion on July 1.

    Zynga is currently in a legal battle with Vostu, a Brazilian games maker. In June, it sued the Brazilian company for allegedly copying its games.

    The case is Agincourt Gaming LLC v Zynga Inc, U.S. District Court, Delaware, No. 11-0072O

    (Reporting by Liana B. Baker, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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