Amazon shipped 3.9M Kindle Fire tablets in Q4; Moto loses patent case to Apple in Germany

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> Clearwire warned that it has enough money--around $1.1 billion--to last it through this year, but it might need more money after that. Article (sub. req.)

> LightSquared appears to be turning to a team of lawyers for options on its future. Article (sub. req.)

> T-Mobile USA has reportedly acquired an Internet site for an upcoming "Prism" device. Article

> Proceeds from a spectrum auction could go toward paying for unemployment benefits. Article

> The Department of Justice has scrapped its plan for an integrated wireless network. Article

> Germany granted Apple an injunction against Motorola over Apple's slide-to-unlock patent. Article

> Intellectual Ventures sued AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA over patent violations. Article

> The FCC confirmed it will conduct another round of Internet speed tests. Release

> Mosaic Telecom, a regional operator serving rural Wisconsin, is now providing its customers with femtocells from Ubiquisys, a developer of 3G and LTE small cells, as part of a Nokia Siemens Networks femtocell solution. Release

> The GSMA said it will have contingency plans in place in case of a strike by public transportation workers during the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Release

> According to iSuppli, Amazon shipped 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets in the fourth quarter. Article

> The FCC approved AT&T Mobility's purchase of a handful of spectrum licenses. Article

> The Microsoft Lumia 800 bundle is now selling in Microsoft stores. Article

> Apple appears to be punishing the New York Times by not giving the newspaper access to some of its executives due to the NYT's previous articles on the conditions in Apple's manufacturing plants in China. Article

Mobile Content News

> The Federal Trade Commission issued a report that found mobile app developers, and the stores that sell mobile apps, are not clear about privacy issues and users data collection. Article

> Rockstar Games will extend its third-person shooter franchise Max Payne to Apple's iOS platform. Article

> Mobile parking vendor QuickPay scored funding from a firm co-founded by Bill Ford. Article

And finally... Nomophobia--the fear of being out of mobile phone contact--is on the rise. Post