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> Leap Wireless' Cricket announced its Muve music and data service is now available in 13 new markets. Article

> Motorola Mobility purchased 3LM for Android device security. Article (sub. req.)

> ERF Wireless announced it will sell two of its non-core wireless networks in central Texas to KeyOn Communications for $3 million in cash and 100,000 shares of KeyOn common stock. Article

> Freescale Semiconductor filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering in which it hopes to raise $1.15 billion. Article

> Strata Networks of Roosevelt, Utah has agreed to join the Verizon Rural 4G LTE in America program. Article

> Japan's DoCoMo is testing LTE-Advanced network technology. Article

> Motorola updated its MotoBLUR service. Article

Mobile Content News

> With users now exceeding 6.5 million worldwide, foursquare is extending its service to five new languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese. Article

> Flash memory product manufacturer SanDisk is partnering with mobile operators Orange and Softbank along with Sony Pictures Entertainment to launch the HQME Steering Committee. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Cisco and Ruckus Wireless introduced solutions to integrate Wi-Fi into mobile networks. Article

> The ITU is urging countries to prepare for mobile broadband growth. Article

> Sequans announced a product to smooth the WiMAX-to-LTE transition. Article

> It appears that smartphones and tablets will finally be able to take advantage of the 802.11n standard as Atheros Communications and Marvell Technologies announced MIMO chips for mobile clients. Article

European Wireless News

> LTE will shine at Mobile World Congress. Commentary

> A new study by the GSMA revealed that 70 percent of spam SMS is targeted at financial fraud. Article

> Orange UK confirmed it will be among the first to trial new base station technology developed by Alcatel-Lucent. Article

> Telefónica announced a significant revamp to its mobile app developer program. Article

> Orange, Bouygues Télécom, SFR and NRJ Mobile formally agreed to make available one million NFC-enabled handsets during 2011. Article

> France Telecom Orange and Deutsche Telekom, have agreed to investigate sharing their radio access networks across the continent. Article

> The CEO of TeliaSonera then decided to warn the wireless industry about the developing duopoly that Apple and Google are creating in the smartphone market. Article

And finally... An independent filmmaker is urging Motorola to acknowledge his influence on the vendor's Super Bowl ad. Article

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