News of Note—Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and more

news of note

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> T-Mobile’s Mike Sievert will join the board of Shaw Communications in January. Release

> Apple and Samsung have opened their “brand share” lead over LG and Motorola in the United States, according to Parks Associates. Announcement

> Microsoft’s Surface Pro will be available with support for LTE Advanced beginning in December. Engadget article

> More than 40 rural carriers are investing in a shared core wireless network infrastructure. Telecompetitor article

> Samsung has announced three new CEOs as it posted a record profit. The Verge report