Nuance shutters SpinVox consumer service; Sprint, LG team for eco-friendly phone

> Nuance ceased offering SpinVox's direct-to-consumer service to focus more on carrier partners and their customers. The company bought SpinVox in December. Article

> Sprint Nextel is launching the eco-friendly LG Remarq for free after a $50 mail-in rebate. Release

> European operators may find a potential goldmine in emerging markets. Commentary

> Sprint and education platform company Blackboard teamed up to offer a free Blackboard mobile application to Sprint's smartphone users. Release

> Airvana predicted its fiscal first-quarter revenue will be 67 percent to 72 percent below the same period last year, but its merger with 72 Mobile Holdings to take the company private will move forward as planned. Article

> Telefonica Spain has replaced Yahoo with Google as its default search platform. Article

> The UK Financial Services Authority told banks and other financial firms that they should record traders' mobile phone conversations as part of a crackdown on insider trading. Article

And finally... Jailers in Britain find a contraband mobile phone on inmates roughly once every hour. Article

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