News of Note—Microsoft’s $5B IoT play, CTIA’s study, AT&T’s DirecTV IPO and more

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Microsoft said it is investing $5 billion into the internet of things. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Sensorly, a service from Mosaik that tracks real-time wireless network performance, has updated its iOS and Android offerings. Tweet

> According to a new report from Accenture commissioned by the CTIA, the U.S. wireless industry contributes $475 billion annually to America’s economy and supports 4.7 million jobs, making it equivalent to the 24th largest economy in the world. Release

> AT&T opened an IPO for its DirecTV assets in Latin America. Mobile World Live article

> Broadcom said it completed its relocation of its corporate headquarters to the United States. PhoneScoop article

> Google Voice is testing a Wi-Fi calling option. PhoneDog article

> AT&T is now selling the Sonim XP8 and XP5s rugged smartphones. PhoneScoop article

> Microsoft said it is investing $5 billion into the internet of things. Blog post

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