EU approves Facebook's $19B WhatsApp buy; Iliad mulls larger T-Mobile US stake bid

> The European Commission on Friday approved Facebook's $19 billion (€15 billion) acquisition of WhatsApp. Article

> Nokia said 50 of an estimated 62 new car models unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this week sport its HERE navigation software. Release

> Telecom Italia chairman Giuseppe Recchi said there has been no contact with Sol Trujillo, in response to rumours suggesting the U.S. businessman was interesting in bidding for the operator. Article

> Samsung revealed gaps between the screen and frame of its newly launched Galaxy Note 4 smartphone are intentional and may grow over time. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent completed the sale of its Enterprise subsidiary to China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center, raising €202 million ($255 million) in cash in the process. Release

> Google is threatened with a $100 million (€79 million) lawsuit for failing to remove links to websites showing hacked personal pictures of movie stars and other celebrities. Report

> Rovio, the Finnish company that developed the successful Angry Birds mobile game, is offloading up to 130 staff after growth assumptions proved too bullish. Report

> Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano said the company's debt will be below €25 billion ($32 billion) at the end of this year if a bond is counted as equity. Article

> Iliad intends to bid for a larger stake in T-Mobile US, as the French company nears a self-imposed deadline to improve an offer for the carrier, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

And finally...Around six Londoners per hour are using solar-powered mobile recharging stations sited in disused fixed-line phone boxes. Article

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