GSMA selects Barcelona as host city for MWC through 2018; Satellite companies argue for broadband USF

> The GSMA selected Barcelona, Spain, as the host city for the Mobile World Congress trade show through 2018, ensuring that the Catalonian hotspot will remain the mecca for the industry's largest trade show for years to come. Article

> Motorola Mobility should explore options for monetizing its vast patent portfolio, according to billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, adding more ferment to the speculation over wireless and technology patents. Article

> LBS developer TruePosition sued Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm alleging that they blocked the adoption of TruePosition technology for LTE. Article

> Satellite companies are working to make sure their technology is considered a viable option to receive Universal Service funding as the high-cost USF program transitions to focus on broadband. Article

And finally... Crowne Plaza is testing the first "snore absorption" rooms at 10 hotels in Europe and the Middle East, while six branches in Britain have implemented "snore patrols" to combat noisy sleepers. Article