Nokia reaffirms outlook; smartphones generate 35% of mobile ad requests

> Nokia CFO Richard Simonson reaffirmed the company's previous forecast that the mobile market in the second quarter would be flat to slightly above the first quarter. Article

> Smartphones are now generating 35 percent of all mobile ad requests, according to AdMob, even though, according to Gartner, they made up only 13.5 percent of total mobile device sales in the first quarter of 2009. Article

> Good Technology announced its acquisition of mobile social networking platform provider Intercasting. Article

> Sprint Nextel announced it exceeded its goal of collecting more than 250,000 phones for recycling in April. Release

> Samsung Electronics said it renewed its NAND flash memory chip license with SanDisk for seven years. Article

> Aricent unveiled its new Innovation Assurance offering, which the company said is aimed at making sure mobile innovations can be commercialized and properly scaled. Release

And finally... Police in Nebraska are looking for a bandit who stole cigarettes from a convenience store while wearing an empty Bud Light box on his head as a mask. Article