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T-Mobile adds YouTube, adult content and more to Binge On

T-Mobile finally added YouTube to Binge On, filling a noticeable void that existed since the program's launch in November. But that isn't the only new Binge On content partner that's sure to raise eyebrows.

Google to boost rankings of mobile-optimized sites in mobile search results again

Google said it will issue an update to its mobile search results that will once again boost the rankings of mobile-friendly pages over sites that aren't optimized for smaller devices.

Moody's: FCC's new privacy rules will hurt AT&T and Verizon's chances to compete with Facebook, Google

The FCC's proposed privacy restrictions on mobile and fixed-line broadband providers will make it harder for them to compete with digital advertisers such as Facebook and Google, companies that won't be subject to those new rules, according to Moody's.

Indonesian startup Helion pursues lower-tech version of Google's Project Loon

A team of graduates of Indonesia's Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) is working on a low-tech version of Google's Project Loon. Called Helion, the plan is to use tethered balloons at a maximum height of a couple hundred meters to distribute a Wi-Fi signal to the surrounding area.

Google's Chromecast now owns 35% of the global OTT device market

Google's Chromecast has assumed 35 percent share of the global OTT device market, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

Starry hires former Google Fiber exec to help expand fixed wireless network

Starry, the startup that is developing millimeter wave band active phased array technology for consumer Internet connections, is getting some help from a former Google Fiber executive in its quest to set up alliances with partners in the U.S. and around the world.

With Sprint and T-Mobile, Google opens Project Fi MVNO to all U.S. users

Google said it is opening its Project Fi MVNO program to all comers, and will ditch the invitation-only policy it had employed since the offering launched 10 months ago.

Google seeks temporary license to test high-power transmissions at Spaceport America

Google has submitted materials with the FCC seeking permission to conduct more confidential tests involving highly directional and high power transmissions at 2.5 GHz, 5.8 GHz, 24 GHz, 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz, according to Hackaday.

French parliament deputies seek tough encryption penalties against tech companies

Apple would face fines of €350,000 ($383,778) and potential jail time in France if it adopted the same stance towards opening up access to encrypted data as it currently has in the U.S., under draft laws proposed by French parliamentary deputies.

Google's master plan for pushing the FCC set-top agenda: Get pay-TV's programmatic dollars

While operators say they're moving away from proprietary leased set-tops toward a paradigm of app-based IP-only delivery, there's a very good reason to suspect that they will maintain a sizable base of leased CPE in the coming decade.