Lenovo promises Moto turnaround in 4-6 quarters; Microsoft jumps on Office for iPad rumors

Quick news from around the Web.

> Lenovo hopes to turn around Motorola's business in four to six quarters after completing its acquisition of the Google company, without trimming staff. Article

> HTC's newest flagship smartphone likely will go on sale shortly after it is announced. Article

> Microsoft's shared popped after reports that it is preparing a version of its Office software for the Apple iPad. Article

> Spireon announced an "exciting" new teaming among the company's Automotive Solutions Group, Sprint and CU Solutions Group. Release

> Taiwan Mobile selected Nokia Solutions and Networks as the sole supplier for its LTE-Advanced network. Release

> Sony said Android version 4.4, dubbed KitKat, is now available for its Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, and Z Ultra smartphones. Article

> Sonos is overhauling its mobile app to support universal music search. Article

> Lotame acquired a mobile ad startup called AdMobius. Article

> Burger King plans to introduce a new app in April that will support coupons and payments. Article

Online Video News

> Amazon is jumping into the streaming device market, announcing it will release a dongle-type device in early April. Pricing is unknown at this time, but the device will likely be priced to compete with Google's $35 Chromecast and Roku's new streaming stick, as well as the Apple TV set-top and similar devices. Article

> Google is reportedly developing a YouTube network for kids. Article

> Google kicked off the global rollout of its Chromecast streaming stick, announcing that the device is now available in nine countries on the European continent, the United Kingdom and Canada. Article

Telecom News

> The U.S. Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., has enlisted CenturyLink to help with its voice, data and network telecommunications infrastructure service. Article

> Google Fiber explores high-speed Internet for low-income areas of Nashville. Article

Cable News

> Viacom said that it signed an agreement with Google which resolves a $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit that the media giant filed against YouTube in 2007, the year after it was acquired by Google. Article

European Wireless News

> Mobile satellite communications provider Thuraya Telecommunications confirmed reports it is in talks with U.S. operators regarding expansion into the market. Article

> The latest draft of the European Union's proposed legislation on the telecoms single market moved a step closer to realizing its goals this week, after the European Parliament's Industry Committee backed plans that include bringing an end to roaming charges and the introduction of net neutrality rules. Article

And finally… Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted a new book about him and Apple as "nonsense." Article

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