Verizon, AT&T expand mobile TV markets; Palm's App Catalog hits 800K downloads

> Verizon Wireless expanded its VCAST TV service to Cleveland, Milwaukee and San Francisco. Meanwhile,  AT&T said its Mobile TV offering will appear in 20 new markets. Article

> Palm's App Catalog for the Palm Pre has hit 800,000 downloads in two weeks, despite having only 30 applications. Article 

> The Open Patent Alliance has called for patent holders to create a patent pool of essential WiMAX patents. Article

> John Mitchell, a cell phone pioneer with Motorola, died earlier this month and is remembered in this obituary. Article (sub. req.)

> The hacker Kevin Mitnick details his exploits, including hacking into a Motorola system that held source code for cell phones. Article

> O2 may crack down on iPhone users who use the smartphone as a modem via tethering. Article

> Testing and certification for 4G phones will be more daunting because of increased mobile broadband functionality, according to Accenture. Article

> Vodafone and Orange agreed to open their networks to the OnAir roaming system, allowing customers to make in-flight cell phone calls. Article

> Telefonica will use ZTE's equipment to test LTE in Spain. Article

And finally... A new survey of American teenagers found that over a third of them would use their cell phone to cheat in school. Article