Sprint testing LTE in San Fran; M2M predicted to reach 2.5B connections in 2020

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@FierceWireless: Apple's motivation for suing Samsung. Article | [email protected]

> Novatel Wireless reported second-quarter results that the company said were in line with its guidance. Release

> A Samsung report found that its Galaxy phones would be better if they were more like the iPhone. Article

> A new report predicts the number of M2M connections will reach 2.5 billion by 2020. Release

> Sprint Nextel said it is testing LTE in San Francisco. Article

> After a lower-than-expected second quarter, Leap Wireless' shares tumbled to new lows. Article (sub. req.)

> Boingo Wireless acquired Cloud Nine Media. Release

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> Google's Android and Apple's iOS combined to power a record 85 percent of all smartphones shipped worldwide during the second quarter of 2012, according to new data issued by market intelligence firm IDC. Article

> Starbucks will soon begin processing all credit and debit card transactions using Square's mobile commerce technologies. Article

> Microsoft is rebranding its mobile applications storefront in advance of its forthcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system update, phasing out Windows Phone Marketplace in favor of Windows Phone Store. Article

And finally… Conan O'Brien takes on the Samsung vs. Apple patent battle. Video

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