U.S. Cellular loses 59K subscribers; Sprint certifies 300th embedded device

> U.S. Cellular reported a net loss of 59,000 retail customers in the second quarter. The carrier will post its full results Aug. 6. Release

> Sprint Nextel said its Open Device Initiative has certified 300 embedded wireless devices. Release

> Alvarion and Nokia Siemens Networks announced an expansion of their WiMAX partnership, whereby NSN will resell Alvarion's mobile WiMAX 802.16e solutions to its current and potential WiMAX customers. Release

> Research In Motion continues to warn BlackBerry users in the United Arab Emirates that an update sent to their phones actually contains spyware. Article (sub. req.)

> Alcatel-Lucent will cut an extra 850 jobs in France as part of its restructuring. Article

> Reports detailing the explosive growth of mobile data traffic highlight the need for carriers to do something more than throw capacity at the problem. Commentary

> Craig Settles has four tips for companies applying for broadband stimulus funds. Commentary

> The Wi-Fi Alliance won't change the baseline requirements of its 802.11n certification program. Article

> Vodafone said it it will conduct roaming and various interoperability tests for LTE starting in March. Article

> As many as 12 million Spanish pay-as-you-go mobile users face having their service cut off because they failed to comply with a government requirement that they provide identification. Article

And finally... A dead shark was found abandoned on a downtown Miami street. Article