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Submission + - AT&T sues Verizon over ads (electronista.com) 1

mr100percent writes: AT&T on Tuesday sued Verizon for allegedly misleading customers with its "there's a map for that" ads. The complaint argues that Verizon is deliberately exaggerating the gaps in AT&T's coverage through its map of 3G networks, making it seem as though some areas have no coverage at all, not just 3G. Verizon has already had to alter maps after some earlier protests from AT&T.
Cellphones

Submission + - Slingplayer app released, without 3G (ipodnn.com)

mr100percent writes: "Sling Media, makers of Slingbox, submitted their iPhone app for review in March, only to be held in limbo while Apple and AT&T discussed the matter. AT&T feared the streaming player (which streams live TV from a person's home to an iPhone) would saturate the 3G network and bring it to a crawl, eventually quietly changing their TOS to ban "redirecting television signals for viewing on Personal Computers." Fastforward to May and their App is released, without 3G support. That's right, AT&T leaned on Apple to block the app, until Slingplayer relented and made it a WiFi only app. Slingplayer users are not happy."
Operating Systems

Submission + - Apple to loosen restrictions with iPhone 3.0? (macnn.com)

mr100percent writes: iLounge is reporting that Apple rejected the iPhone aggregator app Newspapers, because of a topless photo. In the rejection message, Apple noted that Parental Controls have been announced for iPhone OS 3.0, adding that it "would be appropriate to resubmit your application for review once this feature is available." Rumor sites are speculating that Apple will relax their content restrictions once the 3.0 update puts parental controls in place. This may mean apps like NIN will be allowed in the future.
Cellphones

Submission + - AT&T tries to quietly ban Slingplayer

mr100percent writes: You may remember earlier in the month when AT&T changed its Terms of Service, banning any video/audio streaming to its devices, which would have blocked SlingPlayer, Qik, Skype from its devices, mainly the iPhone. The immediate outcry made AT&T issue a retraction and claim it was all a mistake. Well, AT&T decided you all have a short memory. Electronista is reporting that AT&T has again modified the terms to specifically prevent "redirecting television signals for viewing on Personal Computers." This means you, Slingbox. The company submitted their iPhone app to the App Store a month ago, and rumor has it AT&T has been leaning heavily on Apple to reject it, for fears it will saturate the 3G network.
Announcements

Submission + - Vodafone to carry iPhone in ten countries (electronista.com)

mr100percent writes: Electronista reports that Vodaphone will carry the iPhone in 10 countries later this year. The telecoms firm will offer the handset to Europeans in the Czech Republic, Italy, and Portugal; Greece, India, and Turkey will be covered by Vodafone in Asia, while Australia, Egypt, New Zealand, and South Africa will also be served by the company. Vodafone doesn't say when it will offer the iPhone other than later this year and avoids other details, including pricing.

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