Consumer Cellular to sell iPhone 5s, 5c; DoJ approves Microsoft's Nokia purchase

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> The Justice Department approved Microsoft's plan to acquire Nokia's handset business. Article

> Apple purchased Topsy Labs, giving Apple direct access to Twitter's real-time feed. Article

> Google's Motorola suffered website glitches in offering its Moto X for $349. Article

> Consumer Cellular will offer the iPhone 5s and 5c starting Dec. 13. Release

> BlackBerry said customers including Morgan Stanley, Boeing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Secusmart are currently testing its BES10 version 10.2. Release

> Nokia scored a victory against HTC, with a United Kingdom court banning the sale of HTC's One Mini phone. Article

> Gemalto will operate the mobile payments platform for MCX. Article

> Google's mystery barges are floating retail stores that cost $35 million, according to a new report. Article

Mobile Developer News

> What a 'designed for tablets' label says about an app. Editor's Corner

> Apple's iOS 7.1 beta gets developers talking on Twitter. Article

Telecom News

> Vonage has named former AOL and Nutrisystem executive Joe Redling president of consumer services for the U.S. and Canada. Reporting directly to CEO Marc Lefar, Redling will manage Vonage's core business, including its domestic and international long distance calling products and services. Article

> Duetsche Telekom's T-Systems IT division will lay off about 7.5 percent, or 4,000 employees, according to Reuters, which cited an unnamed source. Article

> CenturyLink's dry loop DSL service customers were served an unwelcome dish following Thanksgiving as the telco announced it is increasing the price of the standalone service by $2 per month. Article

Cable News

> Satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network topped a recent pay-TV customer satisfaction study from London-based research firm YouGovBrandIndex. Article

> After failing to agree to terms for a contract renewal, AT&T said it decided to drop horse racing network TVG from its U-Verse TV lineup. Article

> Comcast is teaming with Nielsen to determine a way for advertisers to insert current ads into on-demand episodes that are being viewed by consumers days after they originally air. Article

And finally… Han Solo's blaster is now up for auction. Article

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