Motorola CEO apologizes for Moto X snafu; Huawei's South Korea deal raises concerns

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> A deal between Huawei and South Korea is raising concerns in Washington. Article

> IDC said worldwide tablet shipments are expected to reach 221.3 million units in 2013, down slightly from a previous forecast of 227.4 million but still 53.5 percent above 2012 levels. The firm said tablet vendors will ship a total of 270.5 million units next year. Release

> Andy Rubin, the previous chief of Android, is now working at Google on robots. Yes, robots. Article

> The CEO of Motorola Mobile apologized for website glitches that prevented the sale of the company's Moto X smartphone during the Cyber Monday shopping period. Article

> LG Electronics said it will expand the sale of its G Flex smartphone to additional markets in Asia. Release

> Samsung Electronics said its new Tizen-powered digital camera is not part of its wider Tizen plans. Article

> LG is putting Qualcomm's AllJoyn technology into its smart TVs. Article

> One in three commercial fleet telematics units will be based on smartphone platforms by 2018, according to ABI Research. Release

> Honda is integrating the iPhone into its 2014 Civic touchscreen. Article

> A Facebook product manager said Facebook users have downloaded 175 million mobile apps since January through newsfeed ads. Article

> Wind in Canada is considering a bid for Mobilicity. Article

> 3 UK is offering free texting, calling and data to customers who are roaming in the United States. Article

> StarHub said it successfully completed Southeast Asia's first 3GPP standard VoLTE call in Singapore. Release

Telecom News

> BT has been held liable for infringing on ASSIA's DSL patents. Article

> Dimension Data, an NTT subsidiary that provides ICT services and solutions, is enhancing its reach into Europe by striking a deal to acquire NextiraOne in a two-part transaction. Article

Cable News

> Starz launched a TV Everywhere app for the Xbox 360. Article

Online Video News

> DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor-backed M-Go is hoping retail shoppers will buy title-specific gift cards redeemable for HD movie downloads. Article

> More online video ads are being viewed by people watching authenticated pay-TV programming than ever before, according to figures from FreeWheel. Article

And finally… NORAD and Internet Explorer are tracking Santa this year. Article