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> The FCC said it will modernize its system of doling out spectrum licenses to a geographic-based system. Release

> Nvidia said Tegra 3 products will ship this quarter. Article

> Ip.access announced its plans for its first LTE small cell. Release

> HP's CEO warned Android could end up a "closed system" via Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Article

> Apple pulled its iPad 2 from unauthorized resellers in China, including Amazon.com. Article (sub. req.)

> A non-profit agency said conditions in Apple's manufacturing plants might be better than the average. Article

> Cisco appealed the European Union's approval of Microsoft's purchase of Skype. Article

> Sony said it completed the integration of Sony Ericsson. Release

> Research In Motion could show off its PlayBook 2.0 software at the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google reiterated its approach to Android applications, noting that users are alerted if apps are accessing personal data. Article

> Facebook is teaming with France Telecom's mobile subsidiary Orange to deliver social networking capabilities to all phones across the operator's African footprint. Article

> A week after Path for iOS came under fire for collecting and storing users' contacts, Apple said it will upgrade its software so that developers can only access users' contact data after receiving explicit permission to do so. Article

> Could the next great TV series premier on mobile? Editor's Corner

> Mobile browser company Opera said it acquired two mobile advertising companies, Mobile Theory and 4th Screen Advertising. Article

> Bump said it would reduce the number of functions it supports down to contacts and photos. Article

> Apple ported a number of its iPhone and iPad features to its Mac operating system. Article (sub. req.)

Broadband Wireless News

> Ruckus Wireless once again has an initial public offering in its sights, but only after it establishes itself more firmly as a provider of carrier-grade Wi-Fi network products. Article

> Spectrum fragmentation is poisoning LTE's prospects. Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> Smartphones are setting the pace in Europe. Editor's Corner

> France Telecom Orange is becoming increasingly concerned at the level of network congestion from Iliad's Free Mobile subscribers on its network. Article

> Vodafone's interest in making a bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) is being given a lukewarm reception by market analysts. Article

And finally... By 2016 mobile devices will outnumber the number of people in the world. Article

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