Sprint ditches 5 GB hotspot plan; Verizon offers GSM roaming on 4 Android phones

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> Sprint Nextel will discontinue its 5 GB mobile hotspot plan. Article

> Verizon Wireless plans to add global GSM roaming to four Android phones. Article

> ZTE acknowledged a technical security flaw in its Score M smartphone, but said it is working on a patch to fix the issue. Article

> Gemalto said its business could double thanks to NFC chips. Article

> A former Department of Justice official will head the FCC's Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau. Article

> Apple is seeking support for its new campus. Article

> The International Trade Commission sided with Apple and Research In Motion against Kodak. Article

> Tekelec said it expanded the functionality of its Diameter Signaling Router (DSR) to act as the "secure interconnection point for OTT applications such as social networking, video streaming and multimedia communications running over operators' mobile networks." Release

> Samsung's Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Beam are reportedly using ST-Ericsson's NovaThor chips. Article

> Ceragon won a $ million microwave backhaul deal from the the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. Release

Mobile Content News

> Microsoft is discontinuing its legacy Windows Marketplace for Mobile today. Article

> Sidecar brings "smart calling" to smartphones. Article

> Seven years after YouTube launched, users now upload 72 hours of new video content to the site every minute of the day, up from 48 hours per minute in May 2011. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Artificial intelligence in mobile apps holds promise. Industry Voices

> Facebook's HTML5 strorefront could put pressure on Mozilla's Marketplace. Editor's Corner

And finally... Samsung accuses Apple's witness in patent trial of being an "iSheep." Article

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