Obama administration favors giving D block to public safety; Verizon buys Terremark for $1.4B

> The Obama administration has backed a plan to allocate the D Block of the 700 Mhz band of spectrum directly to public-safety groups, a position at odds with the FCC's strategy to re-auction the spectrum. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks expects to close its $1.2 billion acquisition of Motorola Solutions' networking business, and is working with Chinese authorities to get their seal of approval, NSN's CEO said. Article

> AT&T Mobility, in an unadvertised move, is allowing some Apple iPhone customers to switch from a usage-based data plan to an unlimited data plan. Article

> Shipments of cellular modules for M2M use will reach over 100 million in 2015, according to a new study from IMS Research. Article

> Verizon may have been quiet on the M&A front in 2010 apart from selling off its rural assets to Frontier, but as it sees a growing demand for cloud services the service provider is shelling out $1.4 billion to acquire data center operator Terremark Worldwide. Article

And Finally... A valuable pedigreed cat that went missing from its New Zealand home turned up two days later a little different--it had been neutered. Article