Mobile Morning Coffee (12/05/11)

The most relevant mobile stories from the past 72 hours, served with cream and two sugars.

Today, RIM Indonesian CEO to be charged by police, Gumi raises $26 million and the Carrier IQ debate continues.

Think Carrier IQ is bad? Wikileaks founder says all smartphones can be hacked with ease (via BGR)
During a recent speech to delivered at the City University in London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tells the world that there are in fact monsters under your bed.

Carrier IQ Is Misunderstood, Not Evil (via Mashable)
Lance Ulanoff argues that Carrier IQ is the same as any other type of debugging or diagnostic tool.

List Of Currently Sold T-Mobile Devices With Carrier IQ Software (via TmoNews)
The list includes HTC, Samsung, LG and BlackBerry smartphones.

RIM’s Indonesian CEO to be charged with negligence over Bold 9790 ‘stampede’ (via The Verge)
Police say they will charge Andrew Cobham, CEO of RIM Indonesia, with negligence over the mayhem and injury that accompanied the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 in Jakarta.

Even without AT&T-Mo, we still have no competition (via GigaOM)
Kevin C. Tofel argues that consumers still don’t win in a world without an AT&T/T-Mobile merger.

The iPad’s other life: Medical device extraordinaire (via GigaOM)
An overview of the specific vertical market Apple is making a concerted effort to promote professional adoption of the iPad.

MFoundry raises $18M from MasterCard, Intel for mobile payments (via GigaOM)
Quickly following their recent partnership, MasterCard has joined Intel Capital, Motorola Mobility and FIS to invest in mFoundry’s existing mobile banking business.

Syria pissed about opposition party iPhone app, bans iPhone (via Macgasm)
As a possible reaction to Souria Wa Bas app, the Syrian government has issued a warning that iPhones are now banned in the country.

Japanese Mobile Social Gaming Startup Gumi Raises $26 Million (via TechCrunch)
Mobile social gaming is big in Japan. Very big. Mobile gaming publisher Gumi announced today that have nearly quadrupled their previous funding round.

Enflick Launches Mobile Messaging App For Close Contacts, Touch (via TechCrunch)
Enflick, the developer who created free text messaging app TextNow and IM application PingChat, have released a new app, called ‘Touch,’ which aims to make messaging your closest friends and family easier.




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