Harbinger taps former Orange CEO to head LTE business; NTIA gives out more money

> Harbinger Capital Partners hired Sanjiv Ahuja, the former CEO of France Telecom's Orange wireless unit, to run its LTE wireless venture, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Article

> Boingo Wireless is adding more than 1,600 additional WiFi locations in Japan through a roaming partnership with NTT Communications. Article

> The NTIA announced nine recipients of BTOP grants on Monday totalling $114 million. Among the big winners are One Economy ($28.5 million), the Washington Public Utility district of Pend Oreille County ($27.2 million), Virginia's Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative ($19 million), Puerto Rico's Critical Hub ($25.8 million) and Digital Bridge ($4.4 million). Article

> Acer plans to launch a full line of mobile Internet devices (MIDs) by the end of May in a bid to boost profitability and add to its mobile device offerings. Article

And Finally... Big Jake, a 9-year-old Belgian gelding, is the Guinness World Record-holder for world's tallest living horse at one quarter inch short of 6-feet, 11 inches. Article