MetroPCS board approves DT's offer; Samsung reportedly improving Galaxy Note III's build quality

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@FierceWireless: #FCC Chairman Genachowski to become senior fellow at Aspen Institute. Article Following in Kevin Martin's footsteps.--PG | [email protected]

> MetroPCS' board approved Deutsche Telekom's new offer for the company. Release

> Nokia is hoping Lumia sales in China will improve the company's financials. Article

> Verizon Wireless said that BlackBerry Z10 returns aren't abnormally high. Article

> Juniper and Ericsson are poised to become Gold members of the OpenStack Foundation. Article

> Foxconn is reportedly hiring new workers to begin production on Apple's latest iPhone. Article

> Samsung is reportedly looking to improve the build quality of its forthcoming Galaxy Note III. Article

> Amazon increased its executive stock awards. Article

Mobile Content News

> Malware attacks on devices running Google's open-source Android mobile operating system more than doubled in 2012, security solutions firm NQ Mobile reports. Article

> AppGratis has launched an online petition in an effort to persuade Apple to restore its iOS application discovery service to the App Store. Article

> Facebook is extending its new Chat Heads messaging multitasking feature to its standalone Facebook Messenger application for Google's Android. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Client-side software developed by researchers at the University of Michigan has been shown to control the onslaught of mobile data traffic and reduce interference among devices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee. Article

> Mobile Beacon, which provides Clearwire's WiMAX mobile broadband service exclusively to nonprofits, is expanding its donation program through TechSoup Global from one device per fiscal year to a maximum of 11. Article

European Wireless News

> Telefónica Czech Republic has thrown down the gauntlet to rival operators with a range of cheaper tariffs and a stop on phone subsidies. Article

> Telecom Italia said it will consider a proposed tie-up with Hutchison Whampoa, and noted that the Hong Kong-based group would want to be the main shareholder in any merger of its Italian mobile operations. Article

And finally… Facebook's latest ad is weird. Article

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