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> Nortel agreed to pay nearly $2.5 billion in cash and stock to settle two shareholder class-action lawsuits over the company's accounting scandal. Article (Wall Street Journal sub. req.)

> It turns out that Rogers Communications made an unsuccessful friendly takeover bid for Canadian cable giant Shaw last December. Article

> UTStarcom announced a trial of its fixed-mobile convergence solution with Brasil Telecom. Release

> Wataniya Telecom opens its HSDPA network, making it the first operator in the Middle East and Africa region to offer mobile services beyond 3G. Nokia provided the solution, which includes audio and visual services. Article

> QUALCOMM obtains court order calling for Broadcom to remove two patents from its patent infringement case with the International Trade Commission. Release

> Taiwanese handset vendor BenQ Mobile expects its sales in Brazil to reach $450 million this year. Article

> QMax Communications is launching Singapore's first commercial pre-mobile WiMax service. Article

And Finally... Researchers can show which Super Bowl ads triggered various emotions in viewers using brain-scan images. Article