Verizon experiences brief LTE outage; WhatsApp hits 400M users

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> Verizon Wireless experienced a brief LTE service outage Thursday night. Article

> At least half a dozen banks are reportedly working on proposals for financing Sprint's bid for T-Mobile US. Article

> WhatsApp said it now has 400 million users. Post

> Huawei expects revenue from its LTE network business to double to $4 billion in 2014 compared with this year. Article

> Mobile security vendor Lookout warned users that an app called Bazuc that pays users to send text messages on their behalf should be avoided. Article

> The U.S. ITC  found that Huawei, Nokia and ZTE did not infringe cell phone patents owned by InterDigital. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent  agreed to sell its LGS Innovations satellite communications and secure networks subsidiary for as much as $200 million. Article

> California Senator Mark Leno and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said they will introduce legislation that will force smartphone makers and wireless carriers to add a kill switch to mobile devices. Article

> Verizon Communications will publish a report detailing thet customer information it shares with the government. The first report will appear in early 2014 and the company plans to publish such reports semi-annually thereafter. Article

> Verizon Wireless said the Android 4.4 KitKat system update is being pushed to the Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini. Article

> Facebook is on track to be the second largest seller of digital advertisements in the U.S. in 2013 thanks to mobile ads, according to eMarketer. Article

> Samsung will reportedly unveil a new lineup of Galaxy Pro tablets in the first quarter of 2014. Article

>  Jolla is selling its first Sailfish OS-based smartphone to customers in the European Union. Article

> The first set of first set of devices running the Tizen OS will be unveiled on Feb. 23 in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress. Article

> HKT, a unit of billionaire Richard Li's PCCW, agreed to buy Telstra's Hong Kong mobile unit for $2.43 billion. Article

And finally... Actor Paul Rudd will play Marvel's Ant-Man in a planned 2015 movie. Article

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