Tekelec snaps up Camiant, Blueslice; WAC targets opening next year

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> Tekelec, known for its work in session control and network management services, acquired Camiant for $130 million and Blueslice Networks for $35 million. Article

> The Wholesale Applications Community, a global group of wireless industry players headed by the world's biggest operators, said its application value chain will be up and running in time for next year's Mobile World Congress trade show in February. Article

> RadioShack let slip that customers will be able to begin pre-ordering the HTC Evo 4G later this month. Article

> Comcast said it is launching its High-Speed 2go Nationwide 3G-only service for consumers in Portland, Philadelphia, Seattle, Houston and Boston. Release

> News organizations want to have a judge unseal the search warrant affidavit used to raid the home of the Gizmodo blogger who posted pictures and details of a new iPhone prototype. Article

> Verizon Wireless customers are lusting at the possibility of getting Apple's iPhone on the carrier's network, a new poll found. Article

> Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was upbeat at the company's annual shareholder meeting, but conceded the company needs to close the gap on smartphones and that 2010 will be a key year. Article

Mobile Content News

> Nokia's Ovi Store is now averaging 1.7 million downloads per day. Article

> ABI forecast: App store downloads to peak in 2013. Article

> BlackBerry Partners Fund headed a $10 million Aepona investment. Article

> Groupon acquired mobile development firm mob.ly. Article

Broadband News

> DigitalBridge won $4.3 million in the first round of broadband stimulus grants. Article

> Atheros is pushing a WiFi/powerline combo for smart grids. Article

> Alvarion slashed jobs as its major WiMAX contracts stalled. Article

European News

> Telenor was buoyed at home but fell in the East. Article

> Telco finance chief to industry: Forget growth. Article

> Vodafone readies for India's post-auction shakeout. Article

And finally... A missing sea lion pup was captured underneath a San Diego police car. Article

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