News In Brief: Twitter, O2, Motorola, Telenet, Nokia, Verizon Business

A hacker has compromised a Twitter employee's Google Docs account, stealing some private commercial data and leaking it to bloggers. TechCrunch.com said it would publish a few of the stolen documents.

 
02 UK has awarded Ericsson with a multi-year managed services contract for its 2G and 3G networks, including field maintenance and logistical support services. The parties have an existing multi-year relationship for supply of mobile core network technology.
 
Motorola has appointed William Ogle as the new chief marketing officer for its handset unit. Ogle will report to co-chief CEO and CEO of Mobile Devices, Sanjay Jha. Ogle was previously CMO at Samsung America, Pizza Hut, Procter & Gamble and Sara Lee Corp. 
Telenet  has selected Alcatel-Lucent for a seven year frame agreement to handle the integration of the full mobile core, and of the value added service network components of the carrier’s MVNO. Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for the supply, installation, integration, operation and maintenance of Telenet’s next generation mobile core network and service creation infrastructure.
 
Nokia has shut down the gaming studios it uses to develop content for the N-Gage platform. The Canadian based Vancouver Games Development Studio shed 100 jobs in the process.
 
Independent app store operator GetJar said its consumers had now downloaded over 500 million apps.
 
Verizon Business has launched its Application Security Program, a risk-based solution designed to lock down the most important applications on a business network.
 

There will be 56 million LTE-compatible handsets by 2013, with compound growth reaching 263%, predicts research firm Forward Concepts.

 

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