Kodak wins approval for patent sales; Ericsson, Huawei expand sales in Middle East

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@FierceWireless: RT@gigaom: At CES the connected car became truly connected. Article | [email protected]

> Former Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky wrote about his CES experiences. Post

> AnandTech provided a closer look at Samsung's flexible cell phone display. Article

> HTC is targeting Myanmar. Article

> Nokia is hoping to kickstart Indian sales. Article

> Kodak received approval for the sale of its patents. Article

> Ericsson and Huawei scored new contracts with carriers in the Middle East. Article

> Regulators are going to question Nokia about its taxes in India. Article

Mobile Content News

> Groupon has acquired Glassmap, a real-time location sharing and local discovery service optimized for Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Glassmap confirmed the acquisition on its blog. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Article

> Social TV application makers Viggle and GetGlue have called off their merger plans. The companies did not specify the rationale behind the decision; in a blog post announcing the decision, GetGlue founder and CEO Alex Iskold wrote "the two companies remain friendly." Article

Broadband Wireless News

> In-flight wireless broadband company Gogo will install two in-flight connectivity solutions on American Airlines' new Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 deliveries: Ku-band satellite and Gogo's next-generation air-to-ground technology, ATG-4. Installations will occur as the new aircraft are delivered to American beginning in 2013. Article

> Proving it's still in with the in-crowd, Ruckus Wireless will provide Wi-Fi connectivity for the third year in a row at the Sundance Film Festival, which intends to host numerous live-streaming events that moviegoers can view from their mobile devices via the Wi-Fi network. Article

European Wireless News

> France's Iliad has reportedly fallen behind on its mobile network rollout plans. Article

> French construction group Bouygues SA pumped €678 million into its Bouygues Telecom unit, providing much-needed funding for the mobile and fixed operator and increasing its stake to 90.53 percent from 89.55 percent. Article

> Vodafone's long-running Indian tax saga could finally be coming to an end after India signaled its willingness to hold talks with the operator on settling the disputed $2.2 billion (£1.36 billion) tax bill, according to a Bloomberg report, which cited an unnamed source. Article

And finally… Microsoft's former Windows chief uses an iPhone? Article

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