ALSO NOTED: Chutes & Ladders: Lucent's new CFO; Microsoft in Mobile DTV Alliance; and much more...

> Chutes & Ladders: Lucent named John Kritzmacher its new CFO. Kritzmacher previously served as the company's controller. The former CFO, Frank D'Amelio became COO in late January. Release

> Microsoft unveiled itself as the missing sixth founding member of the Mobile DTV Alliance. Still no word on why it couldn't come out and say that earlier. Site

> A judge denied NTP's request to enter new evidence that RIM allegedly had shady dealings with the USPTO to start a review of the patents in question. Blog

> Alltel and T-Mobile are negotiating an extension to their agreement for the sale of Alltel's Austrian business, tele.ring, to T-Mobile. Release

And Finally... A Web site promises to teach your pet fish tricks and claims to have trained fish with the most tricks in the Guinness Book of World Records. Blog