Alcatel-Lucent, Atheros, Microsoft, NTT Data, NSN, Amazon

Alcatel-Lucent has hired George Nazi, a former head of BT’s 21st Century Network program, as deputy head of quality assurance and customer care. Nazi has 20 years telecoms experience covering network management, mergers and acquisitions, and start-ups.
Shares in networking company Atheros surged in Nasdaq trading on reports Qualcomm is closing in on a deal to buy the company, Bloomberg reports.
Microsoft has issued a special alert warning of a newly-discovered exploit affecting some versions of Windows that could allow attackers to remotely take control of victims' computers.
NTT Data has acquired US-based IT services firm Keane International for an undisclosed sum.
Nokia Siemens Networks today completed its acquisition of Turkish telecoms engineering firm IRIS Telecom. The vendor announced the deal mid-October.
Amazon has begun tailoring Kindle applications to run on Android and Windows-based tablet PCs, after success with a similar app for Apple’s iPad.