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• With Apple officially sharing the details of its new App Store subscription plan, which lays the groundwork for Apple to take a 30-percent cut from publishers who sell content within their apps, we were waiting for some reaction from content providers. Well, one, Rhapsody, has finally braved Apple’s wrath and issued a statement saying Apple’s new arrangement was “economically untenable.” And while it didn’t threaten legal action, it certainly hinted at it. Read more details here.

• Mark Zuckerberg has long insisted that he has no plans to bring an official Facebook-branded phone to the market. But handset makers are getting that ball rolling, even without him. Read more details here.

• Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced this week that millions in federal grant dollars for the expansion of broadband technology would be sent back because of “technical risks.” Read more details here.

• EvoApp Inc., which includes former Inspire Pharmaceuticals CEO Christy Shaffer and iContact’s Ryan Allis among its directors and investors, has raised $1.1 million of a targeted $1.5 million share offering, according to a regulatory filing. Read more details here.

• Icagen Inc. CEO Kay Wagoner has volunteered to take a $44,555 pay cut as the company continues to be impacted by the economy. Read more details here.

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