TracFone to keep Simple Mobile brand; Kodak sues Apple

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> TracFone announced it closed its acquisition of T-Mobile USA MVNO Simple Mobile and will continue to offer Simple Mobile's SIM-only offerings. Release

> Kodak sued Apple for patent infringement. Article

> Trimble is asking the FCC for a final decision on LightSquared. Article

> An ex-AT&T worker admitted to leaking sales information about Apple and Research In Motion products. Article

> Metrico Wireless introduced a cloud-based service for mobile experience measurement. Release

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> Microsoft unveiled its challenge to the iPad via its new Surface tablet. Article

> Square is rolling out new customer rewards features that lets merchants offer in-app loyalty programs and related services. Article

> Spotify is expanding its iOS applications to support free streaming radio, giving U.S. consumers access to unlimited music on the go. Article

> A new Google Play digital storefront update enables Android application developers to respond to both positive and negative consumer reviews of their work. Article

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> Customers who obtain digital products from the Apple iTunes store are downloading mobile applications at a rate that is more than four times faster than the download rates for other iTunes content, such as songs and books. Article

And finally… Motorola's Xoom 2 tablet will be introduced across Italian airline Alitalia's in-flight entertainment services. Post

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