ALSO NOTED: Mobile operator M&A hot in emerging markets; Operators brace for hurricane season; and much more...

> Mobile operator M&A is hot in emerging markets. Article

> Swedish VoIP firm RebTel targets "outrageously expensive" mobile international calls with 40-country discount. Article

> Verizon Wireless is among several carriers planning to launch services that let subscribers send text messages from wireless phones to landline phones. Article

> Qualcomm announced that BREW publishers and developers have earned more than $700 million from the sale of BREW applications and services since the first operator launch of BREW-based services in November 2001. Release

> Motorola confirmed it would open a store in the former Terra Museum on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Release

> Mobile operators brace for hurricane season. Article

And Finally... Research from network integrator Telindus revealed that 80 percent of WiFi hotspots in the U.K. allow access to adult content and other outrageous content such as bomb-making instructions. Article