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News Scan: Vodafone to launch UK mobile wallet; Firm flexes wireless monitoring 'mussels'; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 8, including the mobile payment plan in the UK for Vodafone, one firm's plans to use wireless systems in mussel farming, machine-to-machine communications and their effect on MVNO, the growth in the wireless packet core market and the latest financing boost for Wellframe.

China Mobile could be looking to buy US carrier

China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier in terms of subscribers, could be looking to acquire a U.S.-based carrier to gain a foothold in the lucrative U.S. market.

Mobile app landscape evolves: Revisiting the Top Mobile Apps winners of 2007

In this second part of our series looking back at the companies and applications that won the Top Mobile App award, we look at the class of 2007. It was the year that the original iPhone launched,

Qwest shutting down wireless service

Qwest announced it will discontinue its branded mobile voice and data service by Oct. 31. The operator said it warned customers that they have 60 days to switch to another wireless provider. The

Nokia planning Japanese MVNO

Nokia is reportedly mulling plans to launch a branded MVNO service in Japan sometime in the spring of 2009. Citing unnamed sources, Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun reports the handset giant will lease

Virgin Mobile USA confirms Helio acquisition

Virgin Mobile USA officially confirmed it will acquire rival MVNO Helio from SK Telecom and EarthLink. Per terms of the deal, SK and EarthLink will receive limited partnership units equivalent to 13

Helio planning to close stores, kiosks

Goodbye, Helio: Gizmodo is reporting the embattled MVNO is on life support after merger

Mobile advertising making headway--sort of

I'm in Singapore attending the CommunicAsia 2008 conference this week but when it comes to mobile advertising the message I'm hearing in Asia sounds very similar to what I hear at home. The mobile

Amp'd head Adderton resurfaces with Agency 3.0

Almost a year after Amp'd Mobile filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the failed MVNO's

kajeet draws up content deal with Cartoon Network

Tween-focused pay-as-you-go MVNO kajeet announced an agreement with Turner Broadcasting System to add Cartoon Network mobile content from hit cable series including Ben 10: Alien Force, Chowder, The