Sony-Ericsson (SNE) announced at handset unit shipments were 19.8 million, up 43% y/y and 26% sequentially. Sony-Ericsson's upside is positive for Texas Instruments (TXN) which is well positioned with Sony-Ericsson and is in fact gaining share there.
Yahoo's (YHOO) efforts to acquire Facebook aren't making much progress. Sources say a deal is unlikely unless Yahoo increases its roughly $1 billion offer or changing business conditions made Facebook's management more inclined to sell.
A Finnish broadcasting company is considering complaining to US courts about the use of its material on Google's (GOOG) new toy, YouTube. The company claimed that many postings on the site were illegal and suggested that Google's acquisition of should make it easier to settle the matter.