TI's profit drops 56%; Verizon cuts BlackBerry Storm price to $99

> Texas Instruments reported a 56 percent drop in second quarter profits, to $260 million, which is down from $588 million in the year-ago quarter. Article

> Verizon Wireless cut the price of Research In Motion's BlackBerry Storm to $99, putting it into direct competition with the 8GB version of Apple's iPhone 3G. Article

> T-Mobile USA is selling discounted handsets as part of its "T-Mobile Certified Open Box" program. Article

> The Verizon Developer Community Conference, set for July 28, is an acknowledgment of the fast-evolving dynamics of the mobile marketplace. Commentary

> A BlackBerry update for some users in the United Arab Emirates resulted in spyware being downloaded onto users' devices. Article

>  Apple will no longer distribute promotional codes to developers whose iPhone and iPod touch applications meet the criteria for a mature rating. Article

And finally... The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashed into a home in Wisconsin, although no one was injured. Article