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> ZTE said it will participate in a congressional hearing focusing on the security aspects of Chinese telecom equipment suppliers. Article

> AT&T Mobility opened a new flagship store in Chicago. Article

> Truphone said it established a new technology center in New Jersey. Release

> Huawei introduced its new "Emotion UI" user interface for its Android devices. Release

> Google reportedly will use Barclays to sell Motorola Mobility's Home business. Article

> Qualcomm reportedly hired an executive to head up its business efforts in futuristic vehicles. Article

> U.S. Cellular announced that Lynn Costlow will take on the new role of vice president, multi-channel strategy and operations and that Nancy Fratzke will be promoted to vice president, customer care centers. Release

> The Google Now service was updated to include movie show times, emergency alerts, and more. Article

> InterDigital's CEO said Apple's legal victory against Samsung is giving InterDigital a boost. Article

> LG U+ users in South Korea can use Voice over LTE services due to technology from Ericsson. Release

Mobile Content News

> Amazon is extending its Appstore for Android to consumers in the western European market, enabling mobile software developers to target international consumers via localized storefronts customized for each nation's audience. Article

> Entertainment is now the third largest mobile advertising vertical behind finance and retail/restaurants, with overall marketer spending in the segment increasing 133 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report produced by mobile ad network Millennial Media in conjunction with comScore. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Nokia Siemens Networks is close to selling its business support systems division, according to a Bloomberg article. Article

> Fairspectrum unveiled a TV white space database for Europe's first geolocation radio license, while Spectrum Bridge introduced a service to help device manufacturers win FCC approval for their TVWS radios. Article

European Wireless News

> Everything Everywhere struck an exclusive five-year deal with MasterCard that will see the giant credit card company build a mobile payments system for the operator's 27 million United Kingdom subscribers. Article

> Bouygues Telecom said its profit plummeted by 57 percent year-over-year during the first half of the year as intense competition in the French mark bit into earnings. Article

And finally… Amazon's Kindle Fire is "sold out" just ahead of an expected unveiling of a new version of the device. Article

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