Apple, Microsoft patent-licensing deal revealed; iPhone 5 rumored for late September launch

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> Ask Ziggy, which makes a natural speech search engine for mobile devices, closed a $5 million round of funding. Release

> Apple and Microsoft revealed details of an extensive cross-licensing deal for patents. Article

> A launch of the next iPhone appears to be on track for late September. Article

> Samsung appears to be on tap to supply a Windows Phone 8 device with LTE to T-Mobile USA. Article

> U.S. Cellular is offering additional free lines of service. Article

> The Motorola Razr HD is expected to be released in October. Article

> Standard and Poor's revised its outlook on Alcatel-Lucent to negative. Article

> Kodak extended its patent auction. Article

> Verint Systems will acquire its holding company, Comverse Technology Inc., for around $780.7 million in stock. Article

Mobile Content News

> Verizon Wireless has integrated the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System into all apps available for download from its Verizon Apps storefront. Article

> Facebook referred users to Apple's App Store and the Google Play marketplace more than 170 million times in July 2012, the social networking giant said Tuesday. Article

> Should you care about mobile advertising? Industry Voices

Mobile Developer News

> AT&T Mobility recently reported that Pandora, Zynga and other, unnamed top developers have used its "Application Resource Optimizer" to make their apps more network efficient. Editor's Corner

> Android application piracy is a real problem in the mobile app industry, but developers do have options to minimize its impact on their monetization strategies. Feature

And finally…Steve Jobs' house was robbed. Article