Sony could unveil next Xperia phone in September; Nexus 5 might be LG G2's cousin

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> Sony will reportedly unveil its new flagship Xperia smartphone next month. Article

> The Nexus 5 could be a cousin of LG Electronics' G2. Article

> The HTC One Mini will go for $99.99 with a contract on AT&T Mobility starting Aug. 23. Article

> Motorola Mobility announced the Motorola Skip, a wearable fob that works with the Moto X and lets users bypass the phone's lock screen. Article

>AT&T Mobility's Aio Wireless lowered price of the no-contract Nokia Lumia 620 to $99.99. Article

> Yahoo appointed technology executive and Silicon Valley investor Maynard Webb as chairman. Article

> Mozilla will launch a version of its Firefox browser for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface in mid-December. Article

> Hon Hai and 7-11 in Taiwan may cooperate in making smartphones and tablets in the future. Article (sub. req.)

Mobile Content News

> Apple is calling on developers to submit their iOS applications for inclusion within the App Store's new Kids category, slated to go live in tandem with the company's forthcoming iOS 7 mobile operating system overhaul. Article

> Facebook is adding mobile music controls to its latest Android application beta, allowing users to manage services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora and Rdio directly via the Facebook Home launcher's Cover Feed lockscreen. Article

> Microsoft is sunsetting its Tag mobile barcode program, licensing the underlying technology to mobile engagement services provider Scanbuy. Article

> Barnes & Noble is rolling out a suite of free Nook Video applications enabling consumers to view movies and television shows from the Nook library across a variety of mobile devices and streaming media players. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Facebook filed a patent application for a social networking system that would work via a direct link between devices participating in a wireless mesh network and would allow individuals as well as advertisers to communicate with those devices. Article

> Apple and China Mobile have spent months trying to work out some way for the Chinese carrier to offer its customers the iPhone, and it appears the two may finally be closing in on a deal. Article

> Cognitive radio network vendor xG Technology said underwriters of its initial U.S. public offering of common stock and warrants exercised their over-allotment option, boosting the company's gross IPO proceeds by more than 15 percent over initial estimates to nearly $8.47 million. Article

European Wireless News

> Telekom Austria is reportedly back in the race to buy Serbia Broadband for as much as €1 billion ($1.33 billion), after previously dropping off the shortlist of potential candidates. Article

> The Czech Telecommunication Office, or CTO, said it will make a second attempt to auction spectrum for LTE services later this year, but its proposal to reserve spectrum for a fourth operator has already sparked protests among the three existing operators and it is not clear whether they will take part. Article

> The European Commission approved Telefónica's landmark plan to create a joint venture with Spanish banks CaixaBank and Santander and develop new digital businesses in mobile banking. Article

And finally... The new biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was a financial bomb at the box office in its opening weekend. Article (sub. req.)

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