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Mobile Week in Review: Top 10 Wireless Stories 2/20-2/25

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To help you keep track of all that's changing in the wireless space, Mobile Future highlights for you our top 10 must-read articles about mobile from the past week.

Smartphones, tablets and operating systems: see what was hot this year at the Mobile World Congress and what got the most buzz. -- ReadWriteWeb

The Obama Administration released the first National Broadband Map which allows consumers and researchers to find out more detailed information about just how many Americans have high-speed Internet and how fast their connections are. -- Wall Street Journal

Man gets out of speeding ticket thanks to Android smart phone, the My Tracks Google app, and a little creativity. -- Skatter Tech

Michigan, a state arguably hit hard by the 2008 economic collapse, is looking to the future of mobile to lay the groundwork for new industries and the jobs that would accompany them. -- Mobile Marketing Watch

In an attempt to stay competitive, Square announced an end to its $0.15 per transaction fee for its mobile payment service, but will continue to charge a flat 2.75% fee. -- Business Insider

Cellphone cameras credited with helping world see Bahrain government protests with photo uploads to media-sharing sites like YouTube and yFrog, and then sharing them on Facebook and Twitter. -- NY Times

Photography iPhone app and social network Instagram unveils realtime API for four different elements: user photos, tags, locations, and geographies. Instagram API is already found in fashion photo sharing service Fancy, food picture sharing service Foodspotting, and cloud storage service Dropbox, among others. -- TechCrunch

Walt Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal reviews the Motorola Xoom Android tablet, released February 24th, and considers it the first truly comparable competitor to Apple's iPad. -- All Things Digital

With the onset of apps like Oscar Backstage Pass, Live from the Red Carpet, and Obsessed with Hollywood, this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony could be the first where mobile devices truly change the experience. -- NY Times

Take a look at 5 ways shopping and commerce will change if, instead of reaching into your wallet or purse to whip out a credit card, you instead wave or tap your mobile. -- Mashable

Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future, has been founding CEO of leading technology, media, and research companies, including Public Insight, Snocap, and Atmedica Worldwide. He served as an advisor to and spokesperson for Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration.

Mobile Future is a 501(c)(4) coalition comprised of and supported by technology businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals dedicated to advocating for an environment in which innovations in wireless technology and services are enabled and encouraged. For a full list of members and sponsors and to learn more about the coalition, go to www.mobilefuture.org.

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