Nortel to auction patents; T-Mobile launches trivia contest

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> Nortel Networks will auction off its patent portfolio today. Article

> T-Mobile USA introduced a free, SMS-based mobile trivia game with a grand prize of $4,000 (or "4Gs"). Release

> GTC Semiconductor revealed it worked with LG on the LTE-enabled Revolution for Verizon Wireless. Release

> The Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile is available for pre-order at Best Buy for $300. Article

Mobile Content News

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Foursquare has completed a new $50 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Article

> Near Field Communication software firm ViVOtech closed a Series C financing round extension totaling $24 million. Article

> Cable network E! Entertainment Television is the latest addition to the Sprint ID app bundle program. Article

Broadband Wireless News

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Bytemobile's latest quarterly report indicates that video now generates 40 percent to 60 percent of mobile data traffic. Article

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The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Broadband Alliance joined forces to tackle Wi-Fi hotspot roaming and authentication. Article

European Wireless News

> Iliad plans to disrupt the French cell phone market by offering customers free femtocells when it launches its Free Mobile service early next year. Article

> Danish mobile operators formed a joint venture to create a common platform for m-payments. Article

> Hard-pressed Spanish mobile operators will see the price war in the country intensify, according to the the CEO of Yoigo. Article

> HTC opened a new European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Article

And finally... Will mobile phones be powered via keyboard typing? Article