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> After a slight delay, Virgin Mobile's unlimited $40 per month prepaid plan is now available. Website

> Startup phone maker Modu is considering a public offering to raise funds for its cell phone efforts. Article

> China Unicom posted "terrible" profits. Article

> A new Google Gmail service will allow users to call cell phones straight from their email. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google launched new Android and iPhone editions of its Google Finance for mobile solution. Article

> Netflix for the iPhone is now available. Article

> Digital Chocolate sued Zynga over the "Mafia Wars" game. Article

> The percentage of women accessing the Web has increased 575 percent over the past two years, compared with 233 percent growth among men, according to a new study. Article

> Smartphone owners worldwide downloaded more than 3.8 billion mobile applications in the first six months of 2010. Article

> Facebook's mobile app guru, Joe Hewitt, described the Android OS as "hideous." Article

Broadband Wireless News

> xG continues to search for a market for its cognitive radio network. Commentary

> Ford Motor Co. is using WiFi to customize automobiles by wirelessly adding software on the assembly line. Article

European Wireless News

> Mallinson: There's an uncertain outlook in patent pools. Commentary

> U.K. regulator Ofcom published a consultation document outlining its proposal to reserve LTE spectrum for wireless camera applications during the London 2012 Olympics. Article

> Telecom Italia Mobile is undertaking a trial of LTE, in collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks, in selected city areas of Turin, Italy. Article

> For the first time in nearly two years, sales of mobile handsets in the U.K. have posted three consecutive months of year-on-year growth. Article

And finally... The iBrain: An elastic head harness that records your brain activity and sends it wirelessly to a computer monitoring system. Article


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