Altair debuts 3.5 GHz LTE tablet; Motorola puts a pricetag on Moto G LTE

Quick news from around the Web.

> Altair introduced a 3.5 GHz LTE tablet that has a 9.7-inch screen and runs Android.  Release

> HDTracks.com is collaborating with Sprint to offer customers with an HTC One or LG G2 a free music sampler with 24-bit audio.  Release

> Nuance Communications is reportedly exploring the possible sale of the company. One possible buyer is Samsung.  Article (sub. req.)

> BlackBerry launches BBM Protected, an encrypted IM service. Post

> Google wants to launch its Project Loon high-altitude balloon project that allows Internet connectivity next year. Article

> China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has a list of more than 300 patents and applications held by Microsoft. Of those, Microsoft claims 127 are implemented on Android. Article

> Motorola announced that the Moto G LTE will be available for $219.  Article

> Nexmo announced a strategic partnership with YTL Communications to make Yes the first mobile operator to offer cloud-based, two way communications, including SMS and virtual voice phone numbers, in the Malaysian market. Release

Mobile Developer News

> Your mobile app received bad reviews, now what? Article

> Apple's opportunity to create "app bundles" is intriguing but its success will depend upon the creativity of the developers.  Commentary

Cable News

> Aereo's CEO says that if his company loses its case with the Supreme Court, he is willing to consider paying broadcasters for the right to retransmit their signals.  Article

> The worldwide pay-TV set-top box market continued to retract in the first quarter, with revenue down 3 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, Infonetics Research reports.  Article

Telecom News

> Level 3's $5.7 billion acquisition of tw telecom will make the new company a powerful threat to traditional telcos like AT&T and Verizon. Commentary

> Cisco continues to cling onto its No. 1 position in the cloud infrastructure market, marginally increasing the gap between second-ranked HP, according to first-quarter data from Synergy Research Group. Article

And finally… An action sports filmmaker is raising funds on Kickstarter for the HEXO+, a drone that will autonomously follow you to get aerial footage of your video projects. Article

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