Apple sets iPhone announcement for Sept. 10; LG unveils new G Pad tablet

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> Apple officially announced its media event for Sept. 10, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones. Article

> Google bought WIMM Labs, which may help its efforts in wearable computing. Article

> Walmart is cutting iPhone 5 and iPad prices. Article

> Photos claim to show "iPhone 5C" packaging. Article

> LG Electronics announced a new tablet, the G Pad 8.3. Release

> LG said its G2 smartphone will go on sale this month in the United States and Germany. Release

> Neonode will explore strategic alternatives for its user-interface patent and licensing subsidiary. Release

> Spirent CEO Bill Burns is stepping down and CFO Eric Hutchinson will fill in. Article

> Ericsson will build three global ICT centers. Release

> Alcatel One Touch unveiled details about its Idol S and Idol Mini phones. Article

> ARM Holdings bought display processor tech from Cadence. Article

Mobile Content News

> Apple's iOS continues hacking away at Android's U.S. smartphone lead, with the iPhone's nationwide market share surging 7.8 percentage points during the three-month period ending in July 2013, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports. Article

> Visa is refuting a report stating that Global Head of Mobile Product Bill Gajda is no longer with the financial services giant. Article

> Amazon unveiled Kindle MatchBook, enabling consumers to buy discounted, Kindle-optimized digital versions of any print book they've purchased new from the online retail
giant. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Verizon Wireless topped J.D. Power's most recent network performance rankings across all six U.S. regions, marking a first-time achievement for any operator since the semiannual study moved to a regional format in 2004. Article

> Valley Telecom sweetened its deal for Alvarion, agreeing to pay more for the struggling company and assume ownership of its patent portfolio. Article

> The stage will be set for Wi-Fi's migration beyond the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum bands and onto 900 MHz spectrum with an initial IEEE vote on the new 802.11ah standard, which may occur within the month. Article

European Wireless News

> This summer, the telecoms sector has been buzzing with a number of events that are set to change our industry in fundamental ways. For those of you coming back from holiday, you've certainly missed a lot! Stay tuned. Editor's Corner

> The French mobile price war continues to rage, but latest first-half figures from Vivendi-owned SFR indicate that it has made some progress in reversing its fortunes, although a reduction in the company's full-year profit forecast indicates further cost cuts are required. Article

> América Móvil said it remains committed to its intended offer of €7.2 billion ($9.52 billion) for KPN, but would be prepared to withdraw its bid if an independent foundation that sought to block the Mexican company's offer did not change its position. Article

And finally... A man bought a promoted tweet to complain about British Airways. Article