NYC Subway gets wireless service; Oracle wants $1.16B from Google in Android case

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@FierceMobiCo: #Facebook's mobile users eclipse 350M, daily logins pass 500M. Article | [email protected]

> Wireless service is finally coming to the New York City Subway system, with service starting in six stations. Article

> Oracle is seeking $1.16 billion in damages because of Google's Android platform's alleged copying of Java code. Article

> Microsoft is helping Nokia Qt software developers map their applications to Windows Phone. Article

> Hewlett-Packard fired Leo Apotheker as CEO and replaced him with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. Article

> Whitman said HP is still evaluating options for its Personal Systems Group and webOS. Article

> Apple's slow pace of store openings in China might give Android room to exploit Apple's position in the country. Article

> ZTE plans to release its first LTE handsets in the second quarter of next year. Article

> Mobile messaging solutions provider Synchronica said its CEO and COO left the company. Release

> Samsung plans to complicate its ongoing patent battle with Apple by discussing standards bodies patents. Article (sub. req.)

> Two Republican lawmakers pressed the FCC not to allow LightSquared to harm GPS receivers. Article

> ZTE announced wider availability of its Skate Android smartphone. Release

Mobile Content News

> Cricket introduced two new Muve Music programs, Muve First and Muve Headliner, promising subscribers access to exclusive content and features. Article

> Google's Android operating system continues to dominate traffic across the Millennial Media mobile advertising network, generating 54 percent of all impressions in August 2011--almost double Apple's iOS at 28 percent. Article

> A month after Apple's App Store subscription restrictions prompted The Financial Times to scrap its iOS applications in favor of an HTML5-based mobile web app, the international business publication said more than 700,000 users worldwide now access the browser version, making it more popular than the native iOS incarnation was. Article

And finally...
NTT DoCoMo is developing a smartphone that will measure radiation levels following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. Article