Nancy GohringWriter, IDG News Service

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Nancy Gohring is a freelance journalist who started writing about mobile phones just in time to cover the transition to digital. She's written about PCs from Hanover, cellular networks from Singapore, wireless standards from Cyprus, cloud computing from Seattle and just about any technology subject you can think of from Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Computerworld, Wired, the Seattle Times and other well-respected publications.

CES: AT&T promotes HTML5 apps

AT&T is hoping to encourage developers to use HTML5 with the release of a new API platform.

RIM delays new phone launch, takes a hit on tablets

Research In Motion said it won't start selling phones with its new software platform until the "later part" of 2012 and had to take a $485 million inventory-related charge on its PlayBook tablet as part of another poor earnings report for the struggling smartphone maker.

Galaxy Nexus comes to Verizon Thursday

The Galaxy Nexus, the first phone to run the latest version of Android, will finally go on sale Thursday from Verizon.

Did HP just give webOS 'a death sentence'?

As an open-source project with uncertain backing, webOS has a tough road ahead of it, analysts say.

German court issues injunction against iOS devices, Apple to appeal

A German court on Friday ruled that Apple's iPhone and iPad devices infringe a Motorola patent and issued an injunction against sales of the products in Germany.

Lawmaker asks FTC to investigate Carrier IQ

The outcry over Carrier IQ's mobile-phone tracking software continued Friday, with a U.S. congressman asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the company.

Twitter scoops up mobile security developer Whisper Systems

Twitter may be planning to boost mobile security with the acquisition of Whisper Systems, a company that offers security products for Android phones.

Google closes Knol, Friend Connect and other services

Google continues to shut down underperforming services, announcing Tuesday that Friend Connect, Knol and a few other services will soon go the way of Google Buzz.

NPD: HP beats Samsung in non-iPad tablet sales

Hewlett-Packard, which recently discontinued its TouchPad tablets, took the top spot among tablet vendors behind Apple's iPad this year through October, market research firm NPD says.


Spike in mobile lawsuits spurs changes in courts, business models

The dramatic increase in the number of mobile industry lawsuits is forcing changes in the legal system and spurring new business models around patent licensing.

Venture capitalist: Jobs wanted own network with unlicensed spectrum

Steve Jobs initially hoped to create his own network with the unlicensed spectrum that Wi-Fi uses rather than work with the mobile operators, according to wireless industry legend John Stanton.

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Lawyer: Regulators sniffing around mobile privacy issues

Regulators are starting to investigate what kind of oversight is in place to make sure that mobile applications don't encroach on user privacy rights, Microsoft attorney Mary Newcomer Williams said at a conference about legal issues in mobile broadband.

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Judge says no to posters, stickers in cell retailers

The city of San Francisco can't make retailers display signs and stickers with information about cellphone health risks, but it can require retailers to provide an information sheet, according to a federal judge.