Verizon to pay $5M in ringtone dispute; Amazon selling Palm Pre for $99

> Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers an interim licensing fee of nearly $5 million for songs used in its ringback and various VCast services dating back to Nov. 11, 2004. Article

> Amazon.com is selling the Palm Pre for $99.99. The phone is currently being sold through Sprint Nextel for $149.99 after rebates. Article

> Both the Wall Street Journal and USA Today could learn a trick or two from McSweeney's, the literary quarterly that launched a new iPhone app this week. Commentary

> Leap Wireless said that its Cricket PayGo plans and phones will be available at Best Buy Mobile locations beginning this weekend. Release

> Nokia is facing a legal battle in Brazil over the use of its Ovi brand, which Brazilian telecom services firm Ouvi Divulgacao e Marketing em Celulares Ltda said competes directly with its own Ouvi brand. Article

And finally... A man filed a civil rights lawsuit against six Boston police officers, who he claims beat him after he began filming them with his cell phone. Article

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