Moto X reportedly to launch at Verizon Aug. 29; BlackBerry's patents valued at $3B

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> Verizon launched a sign-up page for the HTC One. Article Watch Robert Downey Jr.'s opening ad for HTC. Article

>The Moto X looked like it is scheduled for launch with Verizon on Aug. 29, according to a leaked document. Article

> NTT DoCoMo will select Sony, Sharp and Fujitsu smartphones  for its winter lineup, sources say. Article

> China's Baidu has agreed to buy the Netdragon Websoft's  app store for $1.85 billion in cash. Article

> Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has accused Google CEO Larry Page of acting "absolutely evil."  Article

> BlackBerry's patent portfolio is valued by an analyst at between $2 billion and $3 billion. Article

> FitBit raises $43 million in funding. Article  

> Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs was caught wearing a secret unidentified smartwatch. Article

Mobile Content News

> Three months after Google demanded that Microsoft shut down its YouTube video application for Windows Phone, the app has returned to Microsoft's Windows Phone Store with Google's approval. Article

>Millennial Media is acquiring rival mobile advertising network Jumptap, a move to challenge Google's dominance in the segment. Article

Developer News

> According to AppAuthority, 83 percent of top apps have security issues. Article

> Why Samsung's PR overture to Android developers backfired. Commentary

> How app store analytics such as App Annie and Distimo are expanding measurement.  Article

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