Apple now most valuable U.S. company ever; Samsung reportedly plans TracFone smartphone

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@FierceWireless: Samsung teases Galaxy Note II for August 29th unveil in Berlin. Article | [email protected]

> T-Mobile and Orange in Europe will rebrand as Everything Everywhere. Article

> The nation's wireless carriers are willing to partner in the buildout of a nationwide public-safety wireless network. Article

> LightSquared announced Doug Smith as its new CEO. Article

> T-Mobile USA said it will support marriage equality in Washington state. Article

> Samsung appears to be preparing a number of mid-range Android smartphones for the likes of TracFone. Article

> Best Buy reduced its earnings outlook for the year. Article (sub. req.)

> One analyst is predicting sales of 250 million of Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5. Article

> Apple is now the biggest U.S. company ever. Article (sub. req.)

Mobile Content News

> BET and GetGlue highlight the future of interactive TV. Editor's Corner

> Barnes & Noble reported fiscal first quarter 2013 revenues of $1.45 billion, up 2.5 percent year-over-year, thanks in part to increased sales of e-books, applications and related digital content optimized for its Nook tablet and e-reader platform. Article

> TomTom launched a new version of its navigation app for Apple's iPhone and iPad, highlighted by integration with mobile social networking platform foursquare. Article

Mobile Developer News

> FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to RotoWire president Peter Schoenke about mobile's impact on fantasy gaming, the firm's apps and the value of meaningful content. Developer Workshop

> Five tips to build the right mobile app. Industry Voices

And finally… James Franco is pushing the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Article

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