Apple expected to post negative income growth; TracFone's Straight Talk to launch a BYOD program for Verizon

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@FierceWireless: Report: Spotify set to enter streaming video space. Article via @FierceOnlineVid | [email protected]

> Dish Network is requesting more information from Sprint Nextel and Softbank on their plans for the U.S. market. Article

> The Nokia Lumia 521 appears to be on tap for T-Mobile USA. Article

> Smartphone owners choose network speed over reliability when considering a carrier switch, according to the NPD Group. Release

> Qualcomm said its new chip for LTE won't solve 700 MHz interoperability interference problems. Filing

> Japan's NEC plans to sell its mobile unit. Article

> Pendrell announced it acquired "several fundamental patent portfolios covering a wide range of foundational memory technologies for electronic devices" from Nokia. Release

> Shared data appears to be moving into Europe, with TeliaSonera launching the offering in Sweden. Article

> LG plans to add Spotify's service to its upcoming smart media devices. Article

> Apple is expected to report its first quarter of negative income growth. Article

> TracFone Wireless' Straight Talk is expected to launch a bring-your-own-device service supporting Verizon Wireless. Article

Mobile Content News

> Spotify is planning a new ad campaign. Article

> The BlackBerry World digital storefront continues building out its television programming catalog, announcing new content licensing agreements with Viacom, Univision Communications and PBS. Article

> Google released a new tool the company said will help marketers better understand how their mobile ads can affect overall sales. Article

> Verizon Wireless and PlayPhone unveiled Game Portal, a new social gaming platform that will be preloaded onto all new Verizon Android smartphones starting in the second quarter. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Placed is offering a privacy-first approach to mobile app monetization. Editor's Corner

> The number of teenagers who own smartphones has risen 23 percent in the last two years, underscoring the demographic differences in potential app users, according to the most recent Pew Internet and American Life report. Article

And finally… Thanks to mobile apps, he's a 17-year-old millionaire. Article

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