Best Buy up on quarterly profit; SK Telecom deploys LTE Advanced with Ericsson

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> Best Buy's stock popped on the company's quarterly profit. Article

> Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US are expanding coverage in Boston's subways. Article

> SK Telecom said it deployed LTE Advanced technology with vendor Ericsson. Article

> LightSquared financier Philip Falcone will agree to wrongdoings and a five-year ban from the hedge-fund industry under a new deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Article

> Microsoft is merging Skype with Outlook. Article

> Nokia is one of the only remaining Windows Phone licensees. Article

> Google's Motorola Mobility is not offering custom engraving on its Moto X in order to deal with quality control issues. Article

> General Motors will likely offer wireless charging in some of its cars next year. Article

Mobile Content News

> Facebook-owned photo sharing application Instagram has updated its brand guidelines to prevent third-party developer partners from incorporating either "Insta" or "Gram" into their app names. Article

> HTC confirmed that all North American variants of its flagship One smartphone will upgrade to Google's Android 4.3 by the end of September, bypassing Android 4.2 in the process. Article

> More than two months after Google acquired crowdsourced location services firm Waze for a reported $1.1 billion, its Google Maps for Mobile application is now integrating real-time traffic incident reporting from Waze users. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Around 30 percent of the top free and paid iPad apps are absent from Google Play. Article

> Apple's new "Kids" category and revised guidelines make sense to app developers. Article

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