SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012
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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 7, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Can you feel it in the air? The excitement, that is - the kind of excitement you can only get from the largest mobile trade show in the country. That's right; CTIA 2012 is kicking off and we'll have all your coverage. But today, there was another big mobile story in a very different setting - the courtroom. Google and Oracle each claim success in split Android decision. So speaking of mobile, CTIA will play host to a lot of mobile payment news. Such as - Verifone set to launch Square competitor. Check below the fold for more CTIA news, but if you're a gamer then this is also pretty big - $99 Xbox 360 with two year contract official

Featured: So that's right; it's CTIA, back in its old home town of New Orleans (it was moved to other cities after Hurricane Katrina). Check out our initial report - We're here at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans. And we've already got our first hands-on report: AT&T Samsung Focus 2 hands-on. Okay, but that's not the only thing on people's minds. Our Don Reisinger tackles all the hype that's been circulating about the new Call of Duty game - Do you really need to buy a new Call of Duty game each year?

EA, Facebook, & Verizon: And moving on to more content in the world of "other stories" today, Minecraft developer says EA is methodically destroying gaming. You know what else is being destroyed? People's relationships with Facebook - 1 in 4 Facebook users lies over privacy concerns. And finally, Color partners with Verizon for live streaming. Remember to keep it tuned right here for all the latest CTIA news all week.


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