LG adds LTE to Optimus smartphone; HTC promises to patch security hole

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> The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into Apple's patent-licensing agreement with Nokia. Article

> Qualcomm promoted Steve Altman to vice chairman, Steve Mollenkopf to president and COO and Derek Aberle to executive vice president and group president. Release

> Sprint Nextel is urging the FCC to hold hearings on the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. Article

> The U.S. Supreme Court rejected AT&T's request for a $500 million tax refund. Article

> Apple rejected an attempt by Samsung to settle a patent dispute in Australia involving Samsung's GalaxyTab tablet. Article

> LG announced its Optimus LTE phone. Article

> HTC promised a patch to a security hole in its devices. Article

> Research In Motion will reportedly announce the BlackBerry X platform at its upcoming developer's conference this month. Article

> Verizon Wireless launched its first LTE Cell On Wheels (C.O.W.). Release

Mobile Content News

> Adobe purchased HTML5 company Nitobi Software to help developers build Android, BlackBerry and iOS apps. Article

> Advertisers are on pace to spend close to $1.23 billion on mobile campaigns in 2011. Article

> Google-owned video platform YouTube reportedly is finalizing a series of deals with Hollywood media moguls in an effort to develop a series of free digital "channels" populated by original content. Article

> Rhapsody purchased Napster from Best Buy. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Apple might be developing an app rental program. Article

> Microsoft launched its Windows Phone SDK 7.1. Article

> Nokia reportedly is offering developers incentives including application project funding, marketing muscle and software pre-install deals to develop Windows Phone apps. Article

And finally... A look backstage at Apple's iPhone event. Cartoon