Free Ovi Maps downloads top 1M; Alvarion's loss narrows

> Nokia said its new, free Ovi Maps navigation application exceeded 1 million downloads within its first week of release. Article

> Alvarion posted a net loss of $1.3 million in the fourth quarter, narrower than its loss of $4.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Article

> Gemalto acquired Valimo Wireless, a company that specializes in mobile authentication. Release

> SinglePoint said it is selling off its mobile messaging business to Ericsson to focus solely on SMS advertising. Article

> Motorola announced its strategic investment arm, Motorola Ventures, made an unspecified investment in mobile barcode solutions provider Scanbuy. Article

And finally... Two men in Tennessee who allegedly made off with $300 in snack cakes were found after police tracked their footprints through the snow. Article

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