Sprint lays off some call center workers; LG launches Enact Qwerty slider on Verizon

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@FierceWireless: RT@backlon: Recruitment firm leading the search for Microsoft's next CEO is called "Heidrick & Struggles." Struggles. Seriously. Article[email protected]

> Billionaire Carl Icahn Tweeted that he will have dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook next month. Article

> According to new findings, U.S. teens care about their mobile privacy. Article

> T-Mobile US' SIM unlock policy will reportedly change starting Aug. 24. Article

> Google buys patents on virtual image technology from Hon Hai. Article

> Sprint is reportedly laying off some call center workers. Article

> Samsung Electronics was not successful in obtaining a new trail in its patent dispute with Apple. Article

> Qualcomm said it can charge about 3.25 percent royalties for single-mode LTE. Article

> Smartphone upstart Xiaomi, which overtook Apple in China, is reportedly worth $10 billion. Article

> LG Electronics will offer the new Enact Qwerty slider phone on Verizon Wireless. Article

> Google issued a software update for its new Nexus 7. Article

> According to a new study, iPhone owners like their phones more than Android phone owners. Article

Mobile Content News

> Pandora Media is removing a 40-hour monthly listening limit on its free mobile streaming music service, stating it is able to make the change thanks to increasing mobile advertising revenues. Article

> Facebook is rolling out a new version of Login giving users greater control over sharing mobile application activity with their social circle. Article

> Apple has acquired mass transit software tracking developer Embark, signaling the computing giant's latest step to enhance its much-criticized Apple Maps platform. Article

And finally… "I am absolutely disgusted with Ben A as Batman!! How is this possible #worstbatmanever #benblowsasbatman," Tweeted T-Mobile US CEO John Legere.


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