SEC won't take action on Sprint probe; Samsung poised to announced Galaxy Note III

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@FierceWireless: Carlyle's #CommScope files for IPO of up to $750 million. Article[email protected]

> The Securities and Exchange Commission closed an investigation into Sprint's sales tax practices without taking action. Article (sub. req.)

> Ericsson and STMicroelectronics said they have completed the transaction to split up ST-Ericsson. Release

> Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside the company's new Moto X smartphone has the top performance where it matters. Article

> A new Nokia prototype smartphone charges itself with ambient radio waves. Article

> Samsung Electronics will likely release its Galaxy Note III at a Sept. 4 event in Berlin. Article

> Google is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Microsoft against Motorola Mobility. Article

> Google plans to release its new Android Device Manager tool, which can track lost Android phones, later this month. Article

> NPD Group found that only 13 percent of smartphone owners say they have traded in their last mobile device, but the firm predicted that number will grow. Release

Mobile Content News

> LinkedIn members may now apply for new jobs directly within the professional networking platform's applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Article

> Listening to digital music files remains the leading consumer activity across Apple's iTunes platform, but free iOS application downloads are narrowing the gap, according to a new NPD Group report. Article

> Facebook has hired former Motorola Mobility executive Gary Briggs as its first-ever chief marketing officer. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Blu Wireless Technology said it will use proceeds from its latest funding round to complete development of its Hydra 60 GHz baseband IP offering for 802.11ad WiGig service as well as to pursue related mobile network backhaul applications for 4G networks. Article

> Turkcell is touting lab tests, conducted in conjunction with network vendor Huawei, which achieved 900 Mbps of data speed using LTE Advanced (LTE-A). Article

> Development of specifications for WiMAX Advanced Release 2.2, which focuses on WiMAX/TD-LTE radio access network (RAN) deployment, is progressing quickly, according to the WiMAX Forum. Article

European Wireless News

> Due to new rules established by India's government, Vodafone could be forced to sell its 4.4 per cent stake the country's largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, which is worth around $1 billion (€753 million). Article

> Orange in Spain blasted as unfair a new LTE network-sharing agreement between Telefónica and TeliaSonera's Yoigo. Article

And finally… The iPhone 6 could be a complete redesign. Article

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