Clearwire launches new 4G hotspot; Is Apple integrating voice controls into the next iPhone?

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> Executives from both AT&T and Verizon said that their networks are under constant attack from hackers. Article

> T-Mobile USA started selling a Micro SIM card. The SIM card is necessary for people who want to bring their iPhones or iPads over to its network. Article

>  Clearwire introduced a new CLEAR Spot 4G, a mobile WiMAX hotspot that can simultaneously connect up to eight Wi-Fi devices. Release

> Research In Motion briefly posted an outdated beta version of a software program that will allow some Android apps to run on the PlayBook tablet. The company plans to release the official beta version later this summer.  Article

>  Apple appears to be integrating a voice-controlled virtual assistant functionality into its iOS.  Article

Mobile Content News

>  Facebook's long-awaited application for Apple's iPad tablet is reportedly buried within the code of the latest version of the social networking giant's iPhone app. Article

> Facebook's iPhone app just passed 85 million monthly active users, according to the Facebook for the iPhone page. That's up 50% from 7 months ago. Article.

> More consumers prefer shopping on their tablet over their smartphone, according to a new survey conducted by Forrester Research. Article

> Traffic information services firm Inrix has completed a $37 million funding round led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers' Green Growth Fund and August Capital. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> A new spectrum bill making its way through Congress proposes that any spectrum made available for commercial use--including unlicensed spectrum--be auctioned. Article

>   AT&T said it plans to spend nearly $1 billion in additional capital expenditure in 2011 to keep up with wireless growth and prepare for the rollout of its LTE network this summer.  Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone beat market estimates by reporting first-quarter service revenue of £10.86 billion, up 1.5 per cent, slightly better than analysts' forecast of 1.4 per cent growth, helped by a 25 per cent surge in data revenue growth.  Article

> Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom Orange have taken another step towards greater cooperation by agreeing to share their Polish networks. Article

> Orange formed new, 70-person unit to design and manage websites for online and mobile environments. Article

And finally... T-Mobile USA's Mark McDiarmid explains the company's network upgrade to HSPA+42.  Article

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