LightSquared sued Charlie Ergen and Dish Network; Microsoft's Ballmer admits the need for new leadership

Quick news from around the Web.

@FierceWireless: HTC One KitKat update ready, delivered to Google. Article | [email protected]

> LightSquared sued Dish Network and Chairman Charlie Ergen over purchases of its debt. Article

> Sprint MVNO Ting said it will support the Nexus 5. Article

Cnet looked into AT&T's drive to obtain exclusive devices. Article

> ZTE promised to launch Windows Phone devices next year. Article

> "We are thrilled with the results of our Moto X launch to date which has far exceeded our expectations. We successfully processed thousands of orders within the 30 minutes of our store being open and we continue to see very strong demand from both current Republic Wireless members and new customers," David Morken, co-founder and CEO of MVNO Republic Wireless, told FierceWireless.

> Rajeev Suri, the head of Nokia Solutions and Networks, pointed to his company's new contract with Sprint as evidence of its newfound momentum. Article

> Nokia Music is reportedly heading to iOS and Android. Article

> T-Mobile US said its underwriters chose to exercise their option to purchase the company's common stock. Post

> AT&T is dramatically reducing the cost of the Lumia 2520 Nokia tablet if customers also purchase a Lumia smartphone. Article

> Microsoft's Steve Ballmer admitted the company needs a new leader. Article

> AIRCOM joined a consortium to support the University of Surrey with its 5G project. Release

Wireless Tech News

> The wireless industry continues to wrestle with the growing problem of spectrum pollution. Editor's Corner

> China's Tsinghua Unigroup hopes to become a powerhouse in smartphone chips. Article

> Wi-Fi is increasingly being used as the connection link for the Internet of Things, and a new company, ConnectSense, is basing its sensor business on a combination that includes Wi-Fi and a cloud-based infrastructure. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T reported it now counts 10 million U-verse subscribers. Article

> Liv Garfield, CEO of BT Openreach, will leave the UK incumbent telco this spring after nearly three years on the job. She will take the CEO post at Severn Trent. Article

Cable News

> A new Comcast patent shows gesture controls for pay TV and home automation platforms. Article

> Time Warner Cable is the first distributor to license TV Everywhere content from Discovery. Article

European Wireless News

> Despite a gloomy outlook, will European M&A catch fire in 2014? Editor's Corner

> The U.K. government continues to put pressure on operators to lower mobile bills. Article

> Bouygues Telecom and SFR reported slight improvements in their third-quarter results, while Iliad registered a slow-down in subscribers to its Free Mobile service. Article

> América Móvil is not planning a hostile takeover bid for Telekom Austria despite the recent failure of its efforts to gain control of Dutch operator KPN, and said it sees itself as a long-term partner for the Austrian operator. Article

And finally… Kids aren't reliable when it comes to predicting the next wave in technology. Article

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