LG Electronics first major Nokia licensee; Ericsson focuses on organic growth

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> LG Electronics became the first major smartphone maker to join Nokia's patent licensing programme since the Finnish company  sold its device business in 2014. Nokia announcement

> Amazon developed an app to allow members of the public to make its deliveries. Wall Street Journal article

> Google's Android VP of engineering said most consumers focus on services when choosing a smartphone rather than the operating system. Telegraph report

> Ericsson won't pursue acquisitions to compete against a combined Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent, chief strategy officer Rima Qureshi said. FierceWireless report

> Germany won approval from European Union state aid regulators for a €3 billion ($3.4 billion) support scheme to roll out broadband networks in Germany. Reuters article

> European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she was wary of too many mergers in the telecoms sector. She also warned Amazon against using its dominance in e-books to thwart rivals. Reuters article

> Vivendi is reportedly considering increasing its stake in Telecom Italia to as much as 15 per cent from 8 per cent at present. Bloomberg article

And finally…Kitchens are the biggest 'not spots' in the UK. Telegraph article