Telefonica goes international with M2M; Philly buying former muni-WiFi network

> Telefonica established an international business unit to support business customers that want to implement machine-to-machine services. Article

> The city of Philadelphia said it will pay $2 million for the original municipal WiFi network constructed by EarthLink, and will use it for public safety and government applications, as well as to provide Internet access to residents in select locations. Article

> With free WiFi becoming more widespread, we may be hitting an era where advertising isn't quite as annoying as it once was. Commentary

> Vice President Joe Biden announced that more than $2 billion in broadband stimulus grants and loans will be doled out over the next two and a half months. Article

> Ubiquisys claims it has made possible the first "software femtocell." Article

> The House of Representatives will begin installing a WiFi network in January, creating a number of wireless hotspots in cafeterias. Article

And finally... Duran Duran will headline the GSMA's awards gala during the association's Mobile World Congress trade show in February in Barcelona, Spain. Release