Dish Networks gets approval for TerreStar purchase; Apple asks GetJar to stop using App Store term

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> The FCC's new wireless telecom bureau chief Rick Kaplan said one of the greatest challenges for his office is to figure out how to squeeze the most productivity out of existing spectrum. Article

> Charlie Ergen's Dish Network received final approval from a bankruptcy court judge to purchase TerreStar Networks for $1.375 billion.  Article

Mobile Content News

> Apple has sent a cease-and-desist letter to GetJar asking it to stop using the term "App Store."  Article (sub. req.)

> Freemium mobile games--i.e., titles that are free to download but offer premium in-app transactions --now generate 65 percent of gaming revenues in Apple's App Store. Article

> Take a look at the absolute worst of the worst--the most laughable and most frustrating applications in app store ecosystem.  Feature

European Wireless News

> Vodafone Italy awarded Ericsson the contract to manage the field service operations of its fixed and mobile networks, as well as for its fixed core network nodes.  Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks announced a new software that it claims will reduce signalling traffic over GSM networks.  Article

> The GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) says that 218 operators are now investing in LTE.  Release

And Finally .... Is distracted exercising as dangerous as distracted driving?  Article

 

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