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AT&T and DeNA partner for US Mobage launch

AT&T inked a deal to launch DeNA’s Mobage social gaming platform, stating that “Mobage will serve as a hub for AT&T Android users to discover and play games, as well as connect and communicate with other players around the world.”

Tapjoy trumpets big brand advertising growth on apps network

Independent mobile app network Tapjoy has talked up growth in its advertising business, claiming to have processed 10 million ad completions for “big brand advertisers” in July.

Leap plans LTE rollout as losses grow

US tier-two operator Leap Wireless announced a net loss of US$58.4 million in the quarter to 30 June 2011, compared with a prior-year loss of US$19.3 million, on revenue of US$760.5 million, up from US$667.3 million.

Samsung updates Galaxy Tab software

Samsung Telecommunications America released a software update for its Galaxy Tab 10.1 device, which it said includes its TouchWiz UX user interface, Adobe Flash Player 10.3, and a redesigned Media Hub service.

Clearwire confirms LTE rollout plans, as losses grow

US wholesale operator Clearwire confirmed that it intends deploying LTE technology alongside its existing WiMAX deployments, but noted that this rollout will be “subject to additional funding.” The company made its strategy announcement in line with its second quarter 2011 results, which saw it report a net loss of US$168.74 million.

Appbackr seeks supporters for education app

Appbackr, which describes itself as a “wholesale marketplace for apps,” launched its “biggest campaign ever” in order to raise US$100,000 to support the development of educational app Cowboys & Aliens: The Kids.

FCC inks Canadian and Mexican spectrum agreements

The US Federal Communications Commission announced agreements with Industry Canada and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation in Mexico to share commercial wireless broadband spectrum in border areas.

MetroPCS Profit Up in Q2

US operator MetroPCS yesterday reported a 19 percent increase year-on-year in revenue to US$1.2 billion in the second quarter, off the back of growing demand for Android smartphones and its “no annual contract” services.

Sprint takes WiMAX wholesale

US operator Sprint Nextel has launched a new Wholesale 4G program that will see it open its WiMAX network to wholesale partners like Mitel Networks, so they can resell mobile broadband access.

Samsung linked with InterDigital patents buy

Samsung is the latest name believed to be examining InterDigital’s patents business, a portfolio of almost 9,000 mobile-related patents that the US firm recently put up for sale.