> Apple removes iPhone app opposing gay marriage.
> RIM acquires The Astonishing Tribe to improve BlackBerry UI.
> Zynga snaps up Words with Friends developer Newtoy.
> RIM launches patent infringement suit against IM app Kik.
> Opera adding HTML5, Flash support to Android browser.
> Mobile app downloads up 25 percent over Thanksgiving holiday.
> iPhone hit Pocket God expands to Android, Windows Phone 7.
> BlackBerry beats iOS in mobile web usage.
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