Verizon expands LTE network; Nokia video displays unreleased N900?

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> Steve Jobs initially hoped to create his own network with the unlicensed spectrum that Wi-Fi uses rather than work with the mobile operators, said wireless industry pioneer John Stanton. Article

>  AT&T's Glenn Lurie says the company's customers have remained loyal despite it losing its exclusivity with the Apple iPhone. Article.

> Alcatel-Lucent's NG Connect program added 20 new members, including an operator in Asia. Release

> Verizon Wireless is rolling out its LTE network into an additional 14 markets and expanding its coverage in four cities today. Article

> Apple named Art Levinson chairman of the board, filling a vacancy left by the death of Steve Jobs. The company also added Walt Disney Co. CEO Roger Iger as director. Article.

> Amazon.com's Kindle Fire tablet uses components from Texas Instruments, Samsung, LG and Hynix Semiconductor. Article

> Qualcomm expanded its Snapdragon S4 and its Snapdragon S1 processors for entry-level smartphones. Release

> A new promotional video appears to show off a Nokia smartphone that hasn't been announced yet. Is it the Nokia N900? Article

> Former Motorola employee Hanjuan Jin faces as long as 15 years in prison if she is convicted of stealing secrets to benefit a foreign government. Article

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> Velti has reached an agreement to acquire U.K.-based marketer Mobile Interactive Group. Article

> Social gaming platform provider PapayaMobile will collaborate with value exchange mobile ad network Tapjoy to create a social marketplace enabling Android gamers to discover new titles based on their popularity within the PapayaMobile user community. Article

> Suggesting that cable operators need to obtain rights to distribute pay TV programming to mobile subscribers, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha said the industry needs to "change its interaction model with the consumer." Article

And finally...The Barcelona Supercomputer Center has teamed with Nvidia to build a supercomputer that uses cell phone chipsets.  Article

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