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Amid regulation issues, Tech Data halts Brazilian operations

Plus, what Apple says about Carrier IQ and Facebook vs. Google+

December 2, 2011

Amid regulation issues, Tech Data halts Brazilian operations On The VAR Guy, Dave Courbanou looks at the distributor’s operations outside of North America. “That likely means VARs working in Brazil don’t have to fret about losing business, but it certainly means Tech Data will be incurring some losses. In fact, Tech Data estimates that due to the ‘complexities of operating in Brazil,’ the distributor will ‘incur operating losses and other charges in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 of approximately $22 million to $25 million.’ Tech Data also expects almost another $10 million lost due to currency exchange and other tax asset issues,” he reports.

Apple: We stopped using Carrier IQ in iOS 5 On ZDNet, Jason D. O’Grady reports on what the tech giant claims about Carrier IQ. “AT&T and Sprint have admitted using Carrier IQand United States Senator Al Franken asked its CEO if it complies with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030). Carrier IQ has responded by saying that its software only monitors data related to call quality, battery life, device crashes and that it ignores personal data,” he writes.

Facebook now has 1,000 times the referrals of Google+ On The Register, Iain Thomson reports on the social networking sites. “The company is, however, planning further major upgrades to Google+. In a Q&A session on Wednesday, Google Pages team member Kristoffer Sorensen confirmed that the site will allow multi-administrator control by the end of the year, and analytics capabilities are also planned – which might use its BigQuery cloud data analytics engine,” he writes.