NSN cuts jobs in Finland; Wi-LAN looks at Nortel's LTE patents

> Nokia Siemens Networks said it will lay off 450 workers in Finland as part of a broader effort to cut up to 5,700 jobs to save costs. Article

> Wi-LAN, a company that develops and licenses intellectual property, said it is interested in purchasing Nortel Networks' remaining LTE patent portfolio. Article

> Google announced the launch of Gesture Search, a new Google Labs application enabling Android smartphone users to access contacts, installed apps, bookmarks or music by drawing alphabet gestures on their touchscreen. Article

> The Canadian government is throwing open its wireless industry to foreign investment. Article

> The NTIA and RUS have granted an extension to March 26 on their deadline to file for broadband stimulus funds in the second round of awards. Article

> While the heads of Orange UK and T-Mobile UK would not comment on any possible job reductions following the merger of the two firms, insiders claim that up to 2,000 jobs could be cut. Article

> Deutsche Telekom demonstrated HSPA+ technology with download speeds of up to 42 Mbps during the CeBIT 2010 trade show. Article

> Having sold nearly 55 million handsets in Europe last year, Samsung now wants to increase its current 25 percent share of the market to above 30 percent in 2010. Article

And finally... A man in England was fined and banned from driving for six months for walking his dog while he was slowly driving his car down the road. Article