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> The CEOs of Motorola Mobility and Verizon were among those whose pay exceeds their tax bills. Article

> Nokia's Tero Ojanpera is leaving the company. Article

> Sprint Nextel confirmed it will increase its early termination fee to $350. Article

> Research In Motion's Mike Kirkup is leaving the company. Article

> Sony's tablets are expected to be launched Wednesday. Article

> Google should score tax and accounting benefits through its planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks inked a deal with TeliaSonera. Article

> Ericsson opened a new network operations center in China. Article

> U.S. Cellular brought Android 2.3 to the Samsung Mesmerize. Article

> ZTE reported an increase in operating revenue. Release

> Samsung said it will spend $9.3 billion on research and development. Article

> Leap Wireless unveiled a plan aimed at limiting its tax future obligations. Article

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> Google's Android mobile operating system extended its dominance over the U.S. smartphone market in July 2011. Article

> Opera Software is partnering with mobile payment and analytics firm Bango to introduce new purchase and billing options within its Opera Mobile Store. Article

> Barnes & Noble reported a jump in e-book sales. Article

And finally... The latest smartphone dispute? Apple vs. RIM over the "WebKit" trademark. Article