FCC probes carriers' data privacy policies; Samsung's Galaxy S III goes on sale in 28 countries

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@FierceWireless: RT@jonfingas: Oh hey, some (considerably nicer) photos of what might be the iPhone 2012's back casing. Article | [email protected]

> The FCC is seeking public comment on how wireless carriers handle their customers' private data and what notice the carriers give subscribers about how their data is stored, used and can be protected. Article

> Sony hopes to expand the reach the PlayStation Network to more devices. Article

> Apple will hold its WWDC keynote June 11. Article

> Apple's Tim Cook visited Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers. Article

> Samsung's Galaxy S III phone launched in 28 countries. Article

> Microsoft is still working on integrating its products with Skype. Article

> Huawei's Emotion UI for Android will reportedly launch in July. Article

> Cisco quit its Cius tablet project. Article

> NQ Mobile will expand into China via its purchase of a majority stake in NationSky. Release

Mobile Content News

> Samsung relaunched its Music Hub, a rival service to iTunes. Article

>  Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will surpass $171.5 billion in 2012, a 61.9 percent increase from 2011 values of $105.9 billion, according to Gartner. Release

> Sony Mobile has confirmed it will not update its Xperia Play gaming smartphone to run Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, citing performance issues. Article

> PayOne Partners teamed with T-Mobile USA for direct mobile payments. Release

Broadband Wireless News

> As mobile operators seek to monetize content and keep from becoming dumb pipes that simply cater to over-the-top providers, one industry executive is recommending that they split out the charges for data and video. Article

> The possibility of an intriguing tie-up between BSkyB and Everything Everywhere was reported then dashed. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Google Play's in-app subscriptions could help the fragmented Android ecosystem. Article

> WhosHere continues to evolve its social app. Developer Workshop

European Wireless News

> Orange UK has partnered with rail and bus operator Stagecoach to trial a mobile ticketing service. If successful, the Cambridgeshire-based trial could lead to a nationwide rollout across select bus and rail services in 2013. Article

> Deutsche Telekom has no plans to sell subsidiaries or shareholdings in other companies, according to Deutsche Telekom CFO Timotheus Höttges. Article

And finally... The iPhone 5 reportedly sports a headphone jack at the bottom of the phone. Article

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