Alcatel-Lucent to raise $2.7B; Bouygues Telecom sparks new French price war

> Alcatel-Lucent seeks to raise $2.7 billion (€2 billion) through new shares and debt. Article

> América Móvil made a strategic investment in Israeli company Mobli. Article

> Russian operator VimpelCom reported lower third-quarter earnings as revenue was pressured by competition and regulation. Article

> Liberty Global appointed former Virgin Media director Graeme Oxby to help it with its quad-play ambitions. Article

> Orange France said it is not planning to follow suit after Bouygues Telecom introduced a new low-cost broadband and phone plan for €15.99 ($21.60). Article

And finally… Microsoft is seeking a makeover so it doesn't become "old and tired," in the words of outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer. Article