Conway resigns as CEO of GSMA; Cricket launches Samsung Indulge

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> The GSMA announced that Rob Conway is resigning as CEO effective September 1. Conway has been with the association for twelve years.  Release

 A Juniper Research report forecasts that global NFC mobile contactless payment transactions will reach nearly $50 billion worldwide by 2014. Release

> Maravedis forecast that the worldwide LTE market will rise from approximately $1.5 billion in 2011, to more than $13 billion in 2016. Release

> Ericsson appointed Per Borgklint senior vice president and head of the Multimedia business unit. Borgklint was CEO of the Swedish operator Net1. Release

> HTC said its consolidated sales for May reached $1.42 billion, more than double the same month a year earlier. Article

> Clearwire expanded its mobile WiMAX footprint in the greater Pittsburgh metro area, adding coverage for an additional 10,591 people. Release

>  Fitch Ratings downgraded Nokia's debt rating to a BBB- because of the declining market share for Symbian smartphones. Article

> Silent Communication's visual voicemail mobile client will power MetroPCS' new Visual Voice Mail and Visual Voice Mail Plus services. Release

> Cricket Communications launched the Samsung Indulge, an Android 2.2-based smartphone for $329.99 plus tax. Release 

Mobile Content News

> Research In Motion introduced its BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 over-the-air software update. Article

> AT&T is the exclusive U.S. service provider partner for Sony's PlayStation Vita portable entertainment system. Article

> Zynga introduced Hanging With Friends, an update to the classic puzzle game Hangman for the iOS platform.

Mobile Developer News

> Microsoft said it will limit the number of Windows Phone apps any one developer can have certified in a single day to 20. Article

> Tapjoy surveyed 496 iOS developers and found that two thirds of respondents credit the pay-per-install model for generating 20 percent of revenues, with some saying PPI revenues account for more than 60 percent of their earnings. Article

> Developer Workshop profiles Talking Tom Cat, an interactive virtual pet app that enables users to record and share feline-themed storytelling videos via YouTube, Facebook, email and MMS. Article

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