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News Scan: Facebook's mobile payments move; Wearables drive healthcare big data; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 16, including Facebook's expanding mobile payment presence in Ireland, just how much Western European healthcare providers are shelling out this year for clinical mobility, fitness wearables driving big data adoption by healthcare organizations, the strong performance by U.S. wireless carriers in Q4 and the predicted growth of the mobile education market.

News Scan: Sprint charges too much for spying; Wireless smart pills not hard to swallow; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for March 4, including how Sprint upcharged federal spy agencies, wireless smart pills in the healthcare industry, the way Travelocity is adapting to different platforms, the use of indoor location technology outside of the retail industy and the smartphone kill-swtch bill introduced to Congress.

News Scan: Sprint not resurrecting Nextel; Remote wiping conundrum; more

The latest in mobile IT news for Jan. 23 including Sprint denying rumors about bringing a wireless brand back, the ethical quandary regarding clearing data on smartphones used for business, Icahn furthering his reach into Apple, T-Mobile's foray into banking services for its subscribers and Apple's most recent patent.

News Scan: Mobile ad spending to reach $13B; Globalstar to broaden satellite's appeal;

The most important mobile IT news for Jan. 21, including the increasing reach of mobile advertising, Globalstar's push to popularize satellite telephony, SoftBank's attempt to acquire T-Mobile, AT&T's opposition to the federal government's disaster recovery plan and the year ahead in B2B mobile advertising.

News Scan: Google looks in rear-view mirror; Crafty cybercriminals favor social media now; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 12/18 including: Google's very own year-end review and general back patting, ReadWriteWeb's interview with Flurry CEO Simon Khalaf declaring mobile to be the ultimate, predictions for cybercriminal activity on social networks in 2014 and the new collaboration between Sprint and Dish concerning LTE offerings.

Wireless carriers willing to unlock mobile phones for a price--literally

Five U.S. wireless carriers told the FCC they're willing bow to the pressure of customers who want their phones unlocked--but they have a few demands of their own. Chief among them, customers better be ready to pony up some cash.

Sprint one step closer to buying T-Mobile

While it didn't exactly sneak up on anyone who's been watching the wireless mobile space,  The Wall Street Journal  is reporting that Sprint is close to bidding on the purchase of mobile wireless provider T-Mobile in early 2014. In an odd twist, it appears the Department of Justice's antitrust settlement on the merger of American Airlines and US Airways may have given Sprint the final shove it was looking for. 

Lookout raises $55M to accelerate mobile enterprise security push

Mobile security software firm Lookout has raised $55 million in strategic funding from investors including Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm Ventures, Greylock Partners and Mithril Capital Management. Existing investors Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures also participated in the round, which nearly matches the $75 million in funding Lookout has raised since launching in 2007.

Sprint debuts NFC-based Pinsight Touch platform for payment, transit apps

Sprint introduced Pinsight Touch, an open platform enabling businesses to integrate Near Field Communications technology into their branded mobile applications.

Sprint's HTC One owners get Android 4.3, rival U.S. operators to follow this month

HTC is rolling out Google's Android 4.3 operating system update to One smartphone owners across the Sprint network. HTC customizations integrated into the over-the-air Android 4.3 update include new Sense user interface features like Instagram support within the BlinkFeed personalized homescreen, as well as new video highlight templates.