Eutelsat launches Ka-Band satellite; Sony sues LG over patents

>  Eutelsat launched a Ka-band satellite Dec. 26. The satellite is supposed to provide broadband coverage for Europe, northern Africa and some parts of the Far East. The satellite is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2011. Article

> ­Sony has filed a patent lawsuit against LG Electronics. The company wants to block LG from importing smartphones into the USA. Article

> CommScope said its stockholders have voted to approve the proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of the company by private equity firm The Carlyle Group. Article

> A new version of the free iPhone app for Skype SA will let users make and receive video calls over 3G networks. Article

And Finally... A man on a Southwest Airlines flight struck a teen-ager who refused to turn off his cell phone. Article