Ericsson strikes LTE deals with regional operators; Facebook acquires Oculus VR for $2B

Quick news from around the Web.

> Ericsson has deals with more than 11 regional U.S. operators for LTE equipment. Release

> Huawei is still one of the largest sellers of Internet-backbone equipment despite being shut out of the U.S. wireless gear market over security concerns. Article (sub. req.)

> General Motors sees a role for both Apple and Google in its cars. Article

> Facebook will acquire immersive virtual reality firm Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion. Release

> Intel will acquire wearable technology firm Basis Science for around $100 million. Article

> Instagram has more than 200 million users worldwide. Blog

> A study from Deloitte finds that young adults spend more time watching TV shows on their computers, smartphones and tablets than their TV screens. Article

> T-Mobile says its version of the HTC One will be available online and in stores on April 11.  Article

> Samsung's Galaxy S5 is available for pre-order today from T-Mobile. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Finding inspiration from Kwazy Cupcakes.  Commentary

> Distimo:  In-app purchases accounted for 79% of iOS revenue in January. Research

Telecom Industry News

> Lightpath is giving its customers that reside in the New York metro area a new speed option by offering a 100G optical transport service. Article

> CenturyLink will enhance its global data center presence in eight markets this year in response to the growing demand for cloud, colocation and managed services. Article

Cable Industry News

> A new startup takes aim at cable's content 'stranglehold' with white-label mobile TV service. Article

> A Pew Research Center report says that viewers are moving away from traditional cable news outlets and, by all indications, moving toward both online news and local news. Article

And finally… Apple says it wants Emoji, the tiny artwork and emoticons in emails and texts, to be multicultural. Article

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