Apple reportedly plans iPad mini event for Oct. 23; Samsung outs Galaxy S III Mini

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> TracFone Wireless issued a release detailing some myths about the government's Lifeline service. Release

> Apple now is rumored to unveil the iPad mini at and event Oct. 23, slightly later than previously rumored. Article

> AT&T Mobility is offering $100 off the purchase of any Samsung Galaxy phone, including the Galaxy S III. Post

> MetroPCS has been sued over its proposed union with T-Mobile USA. Article

> An appeals court dropped a ban on the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the United States. Article

> Amazon confirmed it does not make a profit on hardware sales of its Kindle products. Article

> Apple has started tracking iPhone users again. Article

> STMicroelectronics is reportedly considering a company breakup. Article

> Samsung launched the Galaxy S III Mini. Article

> LightSquared is requesting the FCC drop its buildout requirements on its spectrum. Article

> Nvidia is pressuring Qualcomm with Tegra processors that can support LTE. Article

> Apple hired a chip designer from Samsung. Article

> Best Buy said it would match prices from online retailers. Article (sub. req.)

Mobile Content News

> Skyfire raised $10 million in funding. Article

> Atari is extending its venerable Breakout franchise to Apple's iOS platform, teaming with Zynga to launch Super Bunny Breakout. Article

> Internet advertising revenues climbed to an all-time high during the first six months of 2012, galvanized by dramatic growth in mobile ad spending, according to a new report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Article

And finally… Apple agreed to pay the Swiss national railway to use its clock design in iOS 6's Clock application. Article