Amazon's 'Project Aria' smartphone reportedly headed overseas; Microsoft's Surface 2 gets AT&T's LTE

Quick news from around the Web.

> Amazon is reportedly preparing its "Project Aria" smartphone for release in international markets. Article

> Before his death, Steve Jobs reportedly told his top executives that Apple wouldn't make a TV set. Article

> Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet now supports AT&T's LTE. Article

> Cisco said that more than 200 service providers are now using its Wi-Fi technology. Release

> BlackBerry sold its U.S. office. Article

> Sprint said it will launch LTE in Denver in June. Article

> According to a new report, sales of Apple's iPhone 5C have slowed significantly in China. Article

> Revenue from shipments of wireless power transmitters and receivers will grow to $8.5 billion in 2018, up from just $216 million in 2013, according to IHS Technology. Article

> Google says it's bringing turn-based and real-time multiplayer capabilities to iOS. Article

Wireless Tech News

> A Nokia executive said that "Indoor navigation has not panned out as planned." Article

> The Internet of Things, in which every device imaginable has connectivity, is rapidly emerging. And the UK's University of Southampton has added to that what might be called the "Internet of Dirt" via a wireless network of sensors that can be used for soil-based salinity measuring. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications launched a cloud-based VoIP service called AnyWare that is targeted at enterprise customers. The service, which is powered by Mitel, offers a variety of call management capabilities and is available nationwide. Article

> AT&T is giving its small and medium business (SMB) customers that reside in its Missouri serving areas up to 12 months of free 6 Mbps AT&T U-verse Internet service. Article

Cable News

> Viacom included a pitch for the interactive kids' channel it plans to launch this spring in Verizon FiOS TV homes during its upfront presentation for advertisers in New York on Thursday. Article

European Wireless News

> Virgin Mobile plans to launch a Saudi MVNO by June. Article

> As was widely anticipated last week, Vodafone confirmed on Monday it has agreed to buy 100 per cent of Spanish broadband provider Ono for €7.2 billion ($10 billion) on a debt and cash free basis. Article

> European Commission (EC) vice president, Neelie Kroes, said the Internet is a step closer to being truly global, after the U.S. announced it will cede control of web address allocation. Article

> Vodafone Germany CTO Eric Kuisch has high hopes for carrier aggregation. Article

And finally… An app featuring Steve Jobs quotes was reportedly rejected by Apple. Article

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