Clearwire exec leaves; Ericsson expected to close Nortel deal soon

> Atish Gude, Clearwire's chief marketing officer, who had been with the company since before it merged with Sprint Nextel's Xohm business, is leaving Clearwire. Release

> Ericsson said its deal for Nortel Networks' CDMA and LTE assets would close "very soon." Article

> With the Indian 3G and WiMAX auctions starting in January, Intel and Google are again rumored to be interested. Article

> ­China's ZTE has announced plans to integrate Uplink Interference Cancellation (ULIC) into its next-generation HSPA+ base stations product portfolio. Article

And Finally... A sculpture of a New Zealand government minister crafted from cow manure sold for $2,220 on an auction Web site. Article