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There had been reports earlier this week that suggested Verizon was interested in entering the Canadian wireless market. Sony’s newfound goodwill with gamers won’t last long if it starts bricking users’ consoles. A new report suggests that the HTC One mini will be arriving on at least one U.S. carrier later this year. Apple, Samsung and HTC are reportedly interested in releasing more power efficient smartphones that will incorporate some form of liquid cooling. Google’s wearable computing device has come under fire once again. Government privacy and data protection officials from seven countries have reached out to Google CEO Larry Page over privacy concerns regarding Google Glass. Microsoft has caved to the hordes of angry gamers who have been loudly complaining about its policies for used games and connectivity requirements for its upcoming Xbox One console. Nokia’s devotion to Windows Phone is starting to make sense. Unnamed sources tell The Wall Street Journal that Microsoft and Nokia were until recently in “advanced” discussions about a possible merger, although talks between the two companies have apparently broken down. The world’s top smartphone vendor by sales volume is also the top vendor in China, the biggest smartphone market on the planet. New Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata is not exactly a breath of new air. As a matter of fact, he sounds eerily like Nokia executives circa 2007, swimming deep in a river called Da Nile. Despite numerous reports suggesting Apple’s second-generation iPad mini will ship later this year with a Retina display, one industry watcher believes the Retina-equipped version of Apple’s latest tablet won’t launch until sometime in 2014.