So much goes on in the telecom world it's hard to keep track of it all. Just in case you blinked at some point in the week, we're here with a slightly irreverent recap of the hottest stories in telecom this week.

I need MySpace
For the 80 million MySpace fans who visit the site each month, News Corp. (NYSE:NWS-A) announced that a free, ad-supported version of the popular social networking site is coming to cell phones via its Fox Interactive Network. A full-featured version of mobile MySpace is already offered by AT&T (NYSE:T) and Helio -- a joint venture between EarthLink (NYSE:ELNK) and SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM). And for all you Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone junkies out there, MySpace is working on a version tailored for the iPhone as well. Anyone think that version will be free?

You say Helio, EarthLink says hell no
Speaking of Helio, South Korean operator SK Telecom announced it is infusing another $270 million into the venture. EarthLink pulled nothing but lint out of its pockets, however, leading to speculation that SK Telecom may take a larger stake in Helio. Struggling EarthLink was happy to stiff SK Telecom with the check, as it has its own problems with red ink spilling all over its financials.

$375 Million for a Virgin
Virgin Mobile USA updated investors this week with the expected price range of $15 to $17 per share for its upcoming IPO. Virgin is hoping to net $375 million from the public offering, while partner Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) will be netting $160.8 million and see its stake drop from 47% to 17.2%. The public outing of this private Virgin is expected to tempt investors in a few weeks, so stay tuned.

Vonage soon to be Voffage?
Things went from bad to worse for Internet telephony provider Vonage this week. A jury ruled that Vonage violated six patents owned by Sprint Nextel and directed the company to pay $69.5 million in damages plus a 5% future royalty on revenue. Only a day later, an appeals court upheld the ruling that Vonage violated two out of three patents owned by Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ). But the court asked a lower court to review the third patent, so like your favorite TV series, this drama will be annoyingly stretched out across several more episodes.

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