Microsoft Kin sales figures; DoCoMo eyes 3G for game consoles

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> Microsoft is cutting hundreds of jobs across the company, according to reports, mainly in its marketing department. Article

> Telecom New Zealand said it will shut down its CDMA network. Article

> How many Kins did Microsoft sell? Facebook figures indicate it's around 9,000. Article

> Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo is looking to provide 3G connections to video game consoles. Article (sub. req.)

Mobile Content News

> Mobile games publisher Glu Mobile announced a definitive agreement to sell $13.5 million worth of common stock and warrants. Article

> Verizon Wireless launched a new mobile marketing effort promoting the July 16 release of the sci-fi thriller "Inception." Article

> Twitter now averages more than 800 million search queries per day. Article

> Yahoo numbers show a growing number of female iPad users. Post

> YouTube introduced a new mobile version of its video website. Article

> Qualcomm will test its FLO mobile TV service in Taiwan. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone Germany has indicated it will launch LTE services targeted at rural areas within the next 12 months. Article

> Developers should be focusing on refining their gaming and social networking applications, forecasts the mobile Internet firm Volantis. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> It looks like Verizon Wireless may soon launch an EV-DO-based femtocell that delivers 3G data services in addition to voice. Article

> An Alvarion executive said the company will add TD-LTE to its platform in the next few years. Article

And finally... Ford will include a "do not disturb" button in its vehicles to discourage texting while driving. Article