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News Scan: Digital content spending passes $57B; Virtualized mobile networks; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 2/21 including: the rapid increase in global digital content spending, Alcatel-Lucent and Red Hat's new alliance, the future of streaming music-enabled car infotainment systems, mobile news sites in the U.K. have success and why it is thought that network infrastructure is so important to the workforce management software market.

News Scan: High-speed wireless device shipments surge; Mobile industry to consolidate; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 12/12 including: the boost of high-speed wireless device shipments, what the Yankee Group predicts for the consolidation of the mobile market, predictions for WLAN investment, Japan's coming for American app revenue full force and how an advertising software development kit is opening up security holes in Android devices/

Spotlight: NTT DoCoMo may offer Apple's iPhone in Japan

NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest wireless carrier with 60 million subscribers, may be set to offer Apple's iPhone in Japan, according to comments made by a company official in a recent interview.

BYOD fuels enterprise demand for mobile security in Japan

The mobile security market in Japan is predicted to reach 10.3 billion yen in 2016, compared with 3.7 billion yen in 2011, a 22.9 percent compound annual growth rate, according to research firm IDC.

Japanese mobile web traffic spikes after earthquake

Mobile web traffic surged across Japan in the hours after March 11's earthquake and subsequent tsunami, reports digital research firm comScore. The firm notes that mobile media consumption spiked as

Clearwire announces WiMAX roaming with Japan

Clearwire, which has now rolled out WiMAX in a number of major markets, announced it has introduced WiMAX roaming services with UQ Communications in Japan. Clearwire and UQ customers using Intel

Apple: iPad sales surpass 2M in less than 60 days

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced that iPad tablet sales surpassed 2 million in less than 60 days after the device's U.S. retail launch on April 3. It also revealed that developers have now written more

First 1GHz Windows Mobile smartphone to arrive in Japan

The first Windows Mobile smartphone with a 1GHz processor is due to appear in Japan. Based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the new T-01A mobile device--what kind of name is that anyway?--will

Why the Japanese hate iPhones

While the Apple iPhone has pretty much taken the world by storm, the phenomenon is not so popular in high-tech Japan. In fact, it is selling so poorly that it's being offered for free by Japanese

Overheated iPod batteries reported in Japan

A report from Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry says that there have been cases of iPods overheating and scorching nearby materials. While the exact cause of the overheating wasn't