Virgin Mobile intros daily broadband plans; Apple ships 3M iPads during weekend

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> Apple sold 3 million iPads during the weekend, but it's unclear how many of those were iPad minis. Article (sub. req.)

> Virgin Mobile introduced new daily plans on its Broadband2Go service. Release

> AT&T is selling the Samsung Ativ Smart PC and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Release

> Credo Mobile announced new international options to its calling plans. Release

> The iPad's share of the market plummeted to 50 percent. Article

> Google said it worked hard with Nexus hardware partners to drive down price points of its latest devices. Article

> Huawei denied there is a connection between the departure of North American CTO Matt Bross and a recent U.S. government report raising security concerns with the vendor's equipment. Article

> Ruckus Wireless will price its initial public offer at around $13-$15 per share. Article

> Google and Microsoft could be planning a Wi-Fi offensive in Europe. Article

> According to new teardown figures, the iPad mini costs $188 to build. Article

> AT&T Mobility is seeking FCC approval for a number of new 700 MHz license purchases. Article

Mobile Content News

> Mobile local advertising revenues across the U.S. are projected to increase from $664 million in 2011 to $5.8 billion in 2016--a compound annual growth rate of 54.2 percent--forecasts media advisory firm BIA/Kelsey. Article

> Twitter is planning to bolster its mobile social networking applications with photo filtering and sharing features designed to rival Facebook's Instagram, The New York Times reports. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Ruckus Wireless announced a narrow-beam Wi-Fi access point (AP) for high-density applications that turns the concept behind most public Wi-Fi hotspots on its head: Instead of offering broad coverage to serve as many users as possible, the ZoneFlex 7782-N outdoor AP delivers narrow-beam coverage to limit customer access and deliver more consistent performance and multimedia support. Article

> The Electronic Frontier Foundation is one of the founders of a coalition called the Open Wireless Movement, which advocates companies and individuals opening up their Wi-Fi networks for use by others. Article

European Wireless News

> Telefónica plans to slash its handset portfolio and the number of associated purchasing teams as part of its effort to reduce debts of €58 billion. Article

> Telefónica's O2 Germany said it has no plans to sell anonymous customer location data to retailers there after the operator received strong pushback from the government following consumer privacy worries. Article

And finally… Siri, I need to buy some movie tickets. Article