Microsoft to close Nokia purchase on Friday; Facebook adds find friends feature

Quick news from around the Web.

> HTC produces the three most popular Android smartphones vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug--the HTC Evo, One S and One X--according to data compiled by security firm Lookout from 100,000 Heartbleed Detector users. Article

> LinkedIn is expanding its mobile app portfolio to meet the demands of increasing mobile traffic to its site, which is expected to make up a majority of its visitors by the end of the year. Article

> Samsung's Milk Music, which is only available for select Samsung phones, has been downloaded 380,000 times. Article

> Domino's Pizza is now accepting payments from Google Wallet. Article

> Nokia's phone business could be called Microsoft Mobile after Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's phone business closes. Article

> A judge ruled against a request by the patent consortium Rockstar to move its case against Google to Texas. Article

> Facebook added a finding friends feature to its app. Article

> According to SNS Research's latest report, the global mobile advertising market currently totals $21 billion in revenue. Post

> Nokia is hoping to target self-driving cars with its upgraded HERE maps service. Article

> Nike appears to be bowing out of the wearables market. Article

> Microsoft said its purchase of Nokia's phone business will close on Friday. Post

Wireless Tech News

> The surprise announcement that Bill D'Agostino, the First Responders Network Authority's general manager, has resigned, could provide a fresh start for the authority, which is still struggling to satisfy critics in the public-safety community. Article

> A new report from Signals Research indicates that the transition from WiMAX to TD-LTE is occurring much more quickly than originally anticipated. Article

> Google's Project Loon airborne Internet tests have reportedly expanded to the Nevada desert, where the company is relying upon paired radio spectrum that is commonly used for LTE transmissions. Article

> Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is developing a version of its Wi-Fi-centric service specifically for cable operators that want to leverage Wi-Fi so they can compete against cellular carriers. Article

Telecom News

> Birch Communications has re-ignited its buying streak with a $323 million all-cash deal to acquire Cbeyond. Article

> Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has appointed Christopher Formant as its new president of its Verizon Enterprise Solutions division. Article

Cable News

> Comcast will rely on two of its strengths--super-fast broadband and televised sports via its NBCUniversal group--to deliver "significantly higher" first quarter earnings, analysts predict ahead of tomorrow's earnings report. Article

> An electrical fire at a Samsung subsidiary facility in Gwacheon, South Korea, temporarily knocked the smarts out of the company's smart TVs and left them presenting error messages to viewers. Article

European Wireless News

> Virgin Mobile has become the latest operator to launch LTE services in France, dubbing itself the first "full MVNO" to offer LTE in the market. Article

> Kuwait-headquartered operator Zain revealed on Sunday that an unnamed party is suing it for $4.5 billion (€3.2 billion) in loss of earnings over the 2007 acquisition of Iraq operator Iraqna, but said it is confident it will see off the legal challenge. Article

And finally… Samsung opened its new Innovation Museum highlighting the company's products. Article

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