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> Telephia is suing rival research firm M:Metrics over alleged patent infringement for measuring wireless device and network usage. M:Metrics says the suit is "totally without merit." Release vs. Release

> Chutes & Ladders: Microsoft founder Bill Gates is phasing himself out of day-to-day operations. Article

> LG Electronics has ended negotiations with KT Freetel to buy a controlling stake in its handset-manufacturing unit. Article (WSJ sub. req.)

> Slovenia's telecoms regulator published a tender for three 3G licenses. Article

> Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan has requested more semiconductor industry cooperation between the U.S. and China. Article

> Kiyon released a new wireless software core it says can transform wireless access points, routers, switches and client devices into high-performance multi-channel wireless solutions with carrier-grade quality. Article

And Finally... New legislation in South Africa could require all foreign visitors to register their mobile phones with the authorities when entering the country. Article