Vdio, a new Web video content service developed by Skype Ltd. founder Janus Friis, is to launch initially in the U.K., reports GigaOm, though the timing of the launch has not been revealed. Friis has already had one attempt at online video, with Joost, and is also involved (with Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström) in online music venture rdio. (See Rdio Dze.)
The Bangladeshi subsidiary of Nordic operator Telenor Group (Nasdaq: TELN) is refusing to hand over $400 million in "unpaid revenue" (taxes) to the government there, reports 9 News.
The chairman of the unit in question, Grameenphone , said the regulator's claims were "incaccurate."