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Ericsson quarterly profit surges on mobile broadband demand

Telecoms gear maker Ericsson blasted past first-quarter core profit expectations thanks to surging mobile broadband sales but said it would take until the third quarter to resolve Japan quake supply problems. Full story

Rush for wireless airwaves may drive risky deals

In the telecommunication industry's land grab for wireless airwaves, investors better brace for U.S. deals that are bewildering -- or worse. Full story

RIM says rivals will face same pressure from India

Research In Motion, looking to fend off rivals and assure wary Indian customers of its encrypted communications services, said its major competitors would face the same pressures over government security concerns. Full story

Factbox: Telecoms tycoon Mikati set to lead Lebanon government

Telecoms tycoon Najib Mikati, who is backed by Shi'ite group Hezbollah and its allies, was set to lead Lebanon's new government after he won backing from Druze leader Walid Jumblatt. Full story

Feds to pay $2.5 million over 'terrorist' wiretaps

A federal judge Tuesday ordered the U.S. government to pay more than $2.5 million in attorney fees and damages after he concluded investigators wiretapped the phones of a suspected terrorist organization without a warrant. Full story

Groups challenge expanded Mass. obscenity law

Internet content providers and free-speech advocates asked a federal judge to stop Massachusetts from enforcing an expansion of its obscenity law that would outlaw electronic communications that may be harmful to minors. Full story

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