HP turns webOS team into Gram venture; Apple, Samsung urged to settle

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> U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who is overseeing the Apple-Samsung patent trial, asked the chief executives of both companies to try and reach a settlement. Article

> The wireless industry has made progress against "blood phones." Article

> A new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet may be headed to the market, according to FCC documents. Article

> Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10.1. Article

> Hewlett-Packard is rebranding webOS as an internal startup called Gram. Article

> Apple is reportedly in talks with some of the biggest U.S. cable operators about letting consumers use an Apple device as a set-top box for live television. Article (sub. req.)

> Cisco  reported second-quarter profit and sales that topped analysts' estimates. Article

> Alcatel One Touch said it released the first phone for U.S. Cellular's enhanced messaging plan. Release

> Openet and Huawei announced a mobile broadband research partnership for Huawei's mLAB. Release

Mobile Content News

> NaturalMotion's latest iOS title CSR Racing generated revenues of $12 million during its first month in Apple's App Store, the mobile social gaming publisher told VentureBeat. Article

> Will retailers trump Google and Isis to win the mobile wallet wars? Editor's Corner

> Google released updated versions of its Google+ social networking application for iOS and Android, with the former introducing a workaround that circumvents Apple's ban on default browsers other than its own Safari. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Verizon said it has launched LTE covering 75 percent of the U.S. population. Article

> Ubiquisys has $19 million in new venture capital cash that it will use to hasten delivery of tri-mode 3G/LTE/Wi-Fi small cell hotspots. Article

> With rampant rumors that Apple's upcoming iPhone 5, or whatever it is going to be called, will include LTE connectivity, South Korea's two largest mobile operators want to ensure it will work on their LTE frequencies. Article

European Wireless News

> KPN's plans to sell its Belgian mobile subsidiary, BASE, sputtered briefly into life last week before stalling after bidders failed to meet the Dutch telco's price expectations. Article

> The largest spectrum auction to ever take place in Romania is set to start in September, and five companies including Orange and Vodafone have now submitted bids to participate, according to Romanian news reports. Article

And finally...  PC makers; Don't whine about Surface, beat it. Article