Verizon to buy U.S. Cellular spectrum; LTE pricing set to decline

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> Pressure continues to mount on Research In Motion's leaders. Article (sub. req.)

> Broadcom raised its fourth-quarter outlook. Article

> LTE pricing is set to decline by 60 percent during the next five years. Article

> Verizon Wireless said it would acquire spectrum from U.S. Cellular. Release

> Qualcomm said it would license technology from Imagination Technologies. Article

> Carrier IQ said it sought out meetings with the Federal Trade Commission. Article

Mobile Content News

> Mobidia Technology announced the launch of the iPhone version of its smartphone application, My Data Manager. Release

> TeleNav introduced free, HTML5-based GPS services. Article

> Square said it counts more than 1 million merchant customers. Article

> Flipboard's iPhone application racked up a million downloads within a week of availability. Article

> The average female teenager sends and receives 3,952 messages per month. Post

Broadband Wireless News

> Skype users will now be able to access Towerstream's Manhattan Wi-Fi network under a new agreement between the two companies. Release

> Can Sprint Nextel leverage Clearwire's business without having direct ownership? Editor's Corner

> Informa Telecoms & Media's latest femtocell market status report indicates 3G femtocell deployments are ramping up volume and extending into new markets beyond the home. Article

> ViaSat subsidiary WildBlue Communications began offering a 12-Mbps satellite broadband service for $50 per month in Colorado. Article

European Wireless News

> Free Mobile appears poised to spark a price war with French operators. Article

> Workers' representatives at Nokia Siemens Networks in Germany fear that the recently announced headcount reductions could see cuts of over 3,000 employees. Article

And finally... The fall of Microsoft's Andrew Lees. Article

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