Apple opens app center in Italy; Nokia phones may make a return

More wireless news from across the Web:

> The Exploding Kittens game is headed to iOS. Engadget article

> Dropbox released a native app for Microsoft's Windows 10 platform. Engadget article

> Microsoft is adding support for Apple's 3D Touch technology to its iOS apps. iMore article

> Apple will open a center in Italy for mobile application development. Reuters article

> IBM is acquiring the live video streaming company Ustream. Reuters article

> Nokia may be planning to support more Nokia-branded phones. VentureBeat article

Telecom News

> Verizon is now offering 50 Mbps as its default speed tier at a time when overall new subscriber growth is leveling off as it penetrates its existing markets. Article

> Verizon's chief financial officer confirmed during a fourth quarter earnings call that the telco is looking at options for its data center business. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Just as the open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) is celebrating major milestones, along comes Verizon as a new member of the ONOS project, whose mission is to accelerate adoption of open source SDN and NFV solutions. Article

> If Apple is contemplating the use of Li-Fi in future iPhones, as many outlets reported this week, it most likely would need to incorporate it into a range of devices -- and probably create an entire new ecosystem to support it. Article

Cable News

> Public Knowledge and the Consumer Federation of America have taken highly speculative data on just how much revenue pay-TV operators are making from leasing set-tops, and extrapolated it to one fuzzy level higher. Article

> Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said his company will make changes to its FiOS Custom TV product, which granularly controls which programming networks customers receive in their video service. Article

And finally… Mitch Lurie, the son of Glenn Lurie, who is the head of AT&T's wireless business, has been drafted by the MLS soccer team in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Union. Page


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