Apple hires Nokia PureView camera expert; Sprint adds Wi-Fi calling to HTC One Max

Quick news from around the Web.

> Sprint said the HTC One Max now supports its Wi-Fi calling service through an over-the-air update. Post

>  Disruptive Analysis is looking into 25 "non-neutral" mobile broadband and Internet business models. Post

> Nvidia posted an increase in revenues in its most recent quarter. Article

> Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs scored $45 million in stock grants, the company said. Article

> Apple is not among the companies urging the FCC to enforce stronger net neutrality guidelines. Article

> ZTE is selling its Open C Firefox phone on eBay for $99. Article

> Snapchat agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that messages sent through its service are not as secure as the company led users to believe. Article

> Some T-Mobile customers are reporting problems making calls and sending texts. Article

> Samsung Electronics confirmed it won't launch any new products at its May 28 health media event. Article

> Apple hired one of the executives at Nokia in charge of the company's PureView camera technology. Article

> RadioShack now plans to close about 200 stores instead of the previously announced plan to close 1,100 stores. Article

> LG Electronics said it plans to sell its F70 Android smartphone in North America. Article

> Yahoo noted that its revenues from mobile doubled from a year ago, but that the total figure is still not material to its total revenue. Article

> The California Senate approved a statewide smartphone kill switch. Article

Telecom News

> The FCC's E-rate program has committed $450 million to support funding for libraries and schools, which it says is six times the amount approved at this time last year by program administrator Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Article

> Windstream reported that its business service segment revenues remained flat year-over-year at $748 million, but the company is confident that a new marketing program and pricing initiatives will drive improved business revenue trends. Article

Cable News

> TV Everywhere from pay-TV providers is picking up steam, according to NPD Group's "TV Everywhere Report," which says that 21 percent of pay-TV subscribers use TV Everywhere at least once a month. Article

> The growth of competitive wireline television services in two U.S. markets has taken an interesting turn: In Washington, D.C., Verizon said it would change a nine-year FiOS rollout plan to 10 years. And in San Francisco, citizens are getting some legislative support in a battle against AT&T's placement of cabinets necessary to deliver U-verse service. Article

European Wireless News

> Telefónica's net profit fell by almost a quarter in the opening three months of 2014, as a drop in performance by the company's Latin American operations added to continued tough conditions in its core European markets. Article

> Only weeks after reaching an agreement to buy France's SFR from Vivendi, Altice is now reportedly eyeing up a number of potential acquisitions in Belgium, including two of the market's mobile operators. Article

> German chancellor Angela Merkel added her voice to calls for European regulators to allow consolidation in the telecoms market, as the European Commission (EC) added another proposed deal to competition authorities' job lists. Article

And finally… Stephen Colbert tells viewers to put T-Mobile phones "in your butt." Article

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