Mobile Lowdown 9-20-11: Apple Stock; Google/Oracle; Nokia; Verizon; Samsung

A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:

» Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) stock reached an all-time high yesterday, closing at $411.63 and valuing the company at $381.62 billion, as reports of new products — believed to be new models of the iPhone — continue to swirl. (CNET)

» Samsung is apparently planning to make Bada open-source in 2012. Will it have any more success with that concept than Nokia (NYSE: NOK) did with Symbian? (WSJ)

» Verizon has announced to its customers that the heaviest data users in the most congested sites will start to see reduced data speeds, AKA “throttling”. Verizon says that this will be applied to the top five percent of users — typically those on 3G, unlimited data plans. (Verizon)

» Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Oracle’s CEOs are meeting this week in an attempt to reach a resolution in their ongoing patent dispute over Android technology. Those talks will need to bridge a pretty huge chasm: Google thinks it should be paying $100 million in royalties; Oracle’s thinking more along the lines of $6 billion. (Bloomberg)

» Vodafone didn’t make it on its own in Japan (it sold its mobile operation there to Softbank), so now it’s looking to partner with a local player to target that market again: it’s tying up with NTT Docomo to target enterprise users. (Docomo)

» Nokia will not be releasing its one and only MeeGo phone, the N9, in Hong Kong, but it is still being sold in mainland China. (Engadget)

» Security nightmare for Skype: the latest version of the Skype app for iPhone has a vulnerability that could allow a malicious person hack into an iPhone to steal address book content. (Superevr)