Apple may be revamping the iPad; FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel is nominated for another term

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"RT@verge: Apple reportedly wants to include live, local programming on its new TV service Article"--@FierceWireless

> President Obama plans to re-nominate FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to her post. Article

> Apple is working on several updates to reinvigorate sales of its iPad. Those updated reportedly include a dual-app viewing mode, multi-user logins and possibly a 12-inch version of the device. Article

> BlackBerry CEO John Chen's total compensation was $3.4 million in fiscal 2015, according to BlackBerry's regulatory filing for its annual meeting in June. That compares with the $85.8 million he received in fiscal 2014. Article (sub. req.)

> Plateau Telecommunications sold its wireless assets to AT&T. The sale, first announced last June, received approved from the FCC earlier this month. Article

> Qualcomm said it would launch an accelerated plan to buy back $5 billion in stock. The move is part of the company's plan for a$15 billion buyback program. Article

> BlackBerry said it plans to buy back 12 million shares, sending its stock up nearly 2 percent. Article

> Google's Sridhar Ramaswamy told Re/code that the company has not been very good at app promotion but intends to change that. Article    

Cable News

> Patrick Drahi, Altice telecom group's majority shareholder, was in New York Thursday, meeting with top Time Warner Cable executives, including CEO Rob Marcus, to discuss a possible cash-and-stock buyout of the No. 2 cable operator in the U.S. Article

> A young security researcher says he's uncovered a vulnerability in a Charter Communications customer service site that could expose sensitive customer information. Article

Telecom News

> Canoe Ventures, the joint venture founded in 2008 by Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, appears to be finding success through its focus on providing dynamic ad insertion (DAI) for cable's video-on-demand services. Article

> The FCC has asked broadband ISPs to put more provisions in place to protect customers' privacy, signaling how it may enforce its new Open Internet Order that will officially go into effect on June 12. Article

European Wireless News

> Telecom Italia reportedly plans to raise $1.1 billion from the sale of a 40 percent stake in its mobile tower unit via an initial public offering.  Article

> Huawei said it launched the world's first Internet of Thing platform based on Software-Defined Networking, to simplify the process of forging connections and related network management and maintenance. Article

> France's four mobile network operators finally signed an agreement that commits them to covering all of the country's remaining mobile "not spots" in inhabited areas by 2020. Article

And finally… Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wore an Apple Watch to a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.  Article

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