Sprint's Direct Connect reports connection troubles; Walmart to drop Amazon Kindles

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> Sprint Nextel reported troubles with its CDMA Direct Connect service. Article

> Microsoft won a ban on Google's Motorola Mobility unit in Germany. Article

> Apple lost a ruling against Samsung Electronics in Germany. Article

> Walmart will discontinue sales of Amazon Kindles. Article

> Waiting in line for the iPhone 5? A $1,500 job. Article

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> Big-box retailer Target will extend its mobile coupon service to Apple's Passbook, the new iOS 6 application that collects users' movie tickets, transit passes, retailer loyalty cards and related documents. Article

> Facebook has released an overhauled version of its Messenger for Android standalone messaging app as well as a new edition of its Facebook for Android social networking service. Article

> Pocket said it has updated its app to support Apple's iOS 6 operating system and the larger screen on the company's new iPhone 5. Article

And finally… Conan O'Brien points to a video from Apple about how to wait for the iPhone 5. Video

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