Nvidia sues Qualcomm, Samsung; Apple's Cook promises tighter iCloud security

Quick news from around the Web.

> Nvidia has initiated a patent-infringement lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung. Article

> HTC has reportedly discontinued work on its rumored smart watch. Article

> Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will work on ways to improve iCloud security after hackers stole pictures of naked celebrities. Article

> Huawei launched the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition in China, a device that sports a screen made out of Sapphire. Release

> Skype's iOS app now supports group audio calls. Article

> Steven Lamar, who helped found Beats by Dre but departed over a dispute over royalties, is back with the new ROAM brand of headphones. Article

Telecom News

> Cologix is continuing its growth strategy by acquiring Colo5, a deal that will give it over 225,000 square feet across two facilities in Jacksonville and Lakeland, Fla. Article

Cable News

> DirecTV has renewed its broadcast retransmission deal with Dispatch Video, putting it back on the air on Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR and Columbus, Ohio indie WBNS, and ending a four-day blackout. Article

> A group called "Cablevision99," which claims to represent nearly 300 unionized Cablevision technical workers in Brooklyn, has posted a YouTube rap video with a title, "Strike," and lyrics that the Bethpage, N.Y. cable company certainly won't find catchy. Article

European Wireless News

> Android smartphones are more vulnerable to mobile malware attacks than handsets running other operating systems according to Alcatel-Lucent, as the equipment manufacturer revealed a sharp rise in security threats to mobile devices. Article

> South Africa-based MTN is to form a mobile towers joint venture with IHS for the mobile operator's Nigerian business, with reports estimating the value of the deal at around $2 billion (€1.5 billion). Article

And finally… A new crop of startups is helping people park their cars in San Francisco by parking their cars for them. Article

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