The Signal: Nokia, Apple Make Peace

Nokia and Apple, Truce: Nokia and Apple finally reached a settlement in their ongoing patent dispute, which resulted in a licensing agreement and a payout to Nokia. The financial part of the agreement involves a one-time payment payable by Apple and ongoing royalties to be paid by Apple to Nokia for the term of the agreement. It’s a nice little bonus for Nokia, but it probably solve their problems. Wireless Week


Mobile Media Use Up: Limelight network data shows that mobile device owners are using more and more data on the go.  Their data shows a 600 percent increase in mobile media requests in the first five months of 2011 compared to the same time last year. GigaOm

New Kindle Competition: Barnes and Noble and Kobo are each coming out with new e-readers to rival Amazon’s Kindle. They’re called the All-New Nook ($140) and the Kobo Touch Edition ($130). They are smaller than Kindles and have infrared-sensor E Ink touch screens. We’ll see if they beat out the Kindle. NYT

Happy Father’s Day: T-Mobile is offering a special Father’s Day deal; people who sign up for a new contract on Saturday get a year’s free data service on T-Mobile’s low-end data plan. (The offer is not limited to dads). All Things D

Copy Cats: Apple thinks that Samsung’s request to see unreleased Apple products to see if there are any intellectual property conflicts is bogus, even though Apple got to see Samsung products for the same reason. Apple claims that Samsung is trying to harass and copy them. MobileBurn

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