Ericsson appoints Rima Qureshi as chief strategy officer; Ubuntu for Android fate unclear

Quick news from around the Web.

> Canonical's Ubuntu for Android project remains in limbo. Article

> Dish Network is now the official owner of the H Block of spectrum. Article

> Twitter's growth has slowed; the service now counts 225 million active users. Article

> Facebook might talk mobile payments at its upcoming conference. Article

> Chipmaker RF Micro Devices predicted quarterly revenue above analysts' estimates. Article

> LG's G Watch could sell for $199 in the United States. Article

> The FCC said a Florida man who allegedly jammed consumer cell phone service from his car for nearly two years could be fined up to $48,000. Release

> Streaming video service Hulu said it now counts 6 million paying subscribers, and said it will offer a selection of its content for free to mobile users this summer in an effort to generate interest in its service. Post

> Ericsson has appointed Rima Qureshi as group chief strategy officer with effect from May 1, and said the executive will also drive the company's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy in future. Article

> An unnamed Tier 1 U.S. wireless carrier customers has placed a $4 million dollar follow-on order with Ceragon to continue its network modernization rollout. Release

Online Video News

> You've got shows: AOL is making a big addition in its original series library, announcing that it will add 16 original, unscripted programs featuring major Hollywood talent such as James Franco, Steve Buscemi, Zoe Saldana, Mike Epps and others. Article

> Netflix deals with Verizon, Comcast aren't helping net neutrality, but does that matter? Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Level 3's first-quarter 2014 earnings were driven again by Enterprise Core Network Services (CNS) revenue, which rose 11 percent year-over-year to $962 million. Article

> Calix reported that its first-quarter 2014 revenues were $85.8 million, down 5.2 percent year-over-year from $90.5 million in the first quarter of 2013 due to what it said was a slower cycle of sales in the quarter. Article

Cable News

> Cable MSOs touted the rapid expansion of their Wi-Fi footprints but stopped short of saying that they envision a day when their wireless networks may be competitive to cellular operators. Article

> Viewing the home team on television on any given day may not be a Constitutional right--as Philadelphia sports fans with satellite service have known for years--but it is a potential political football. Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia is dead; long live Nokia! Editor's Corner

> Samsung agreed not to pursue injunctions against companies it believes infringe its essential 3G smart device patents in the European Union for the next five years to appease EU antitrust officials, as the European Commission moved to bring an end to smartphone patent wars in the region. Article

> The future could be looking a little brighter for Orange after the France-based operator stabilized its profit margin and said the worst of the price war that has been raging in the French market since early 2012 is over. Article

And finally… According to The Onion, Apple is rearranging the Earth to match Apple Maps. Article

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