Huawei debuts the Ascend P7; Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia tie-up rumors emerge again

Quick news from around the Web.

> HTC is looking for a new CFO. Article  (sub. req.)

> Huawei unveiled a new LTE smartphone, the Ascend P7.  Release

> Nokia launched its second Android device, the Nokia XL, a larger version of the Nokia X.  It will not be sold in the U.S.  Article

> Last year AT&T and Verizon received more than one request every 60 seconds from U.S. law enforcement agencies for subscriber information.  Article

> Alcatel-Lucent shares rose 4 percent yesterday after there were reports of renewed interest from Nokia in acquiring the company.  Article

> Alibaba, China's fastest growing Internet company, filed paperwork for an initial public offering. Article

> Google integrated the Uber app into its Android and iOS maps applications.  Article

> Nvidia reported a 75 percent increase in its first quarter earnings. Article (sub. req.)

> Amazon is still the No. 1 company in terms of online sales, but Apple has now risen to the No. 2 slot. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News

> Suddenlink will allow its TiVo-enabled set-top boxes to provide direct access to Netflix. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier added 37,200 new broadband subscribers, ending the period with a total of 1.9 million customers.  Article

> Lumos Networks added fiber to 633 cell sites in first quarter, representing a 56 percent year-over-year increase in total FTTC sites. Article

European Wireless News

> Deutsche Telekom has become the latest operator to launch its own mobile wallet service based on near-field communication (NFC) technology, joining a market that is becoming increasingly cluttered and even "messy," in the words of one provider. Article

> Firm commitments to deploy LTE networks have been made in 150 countries by 497 network operators, according to latest research by the Global mobile Suppliers Association. Article

> If the European Commission approves Telefónica Deutschland's plan t buy E-Plus from KPN, the number of operators in Germany would fall from four to three and other M&A plans could be set in motion. Editor's Corner
 

And finally… The Norwegian Army is using the Oculus Rift virtual reality devices to drive tanks. Article

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