Apple reportedly in talks to sell products in Iran; Facebook is building online stores into some business pages

Wireless news from across the Web:

> Ericsson is collaborating with Softbank on 5G trials in Tokyo. Ericsson release

> U.S. Cellular said that it is guaranteeing that it can offer a better plan than Verizon and AT&T or it will give people $50. Release

> Google is testing a feature to let consumers purchase products by clicking through advertisements as it seeks to expand options for mobile retail sales. Bloomberg article

> Jolla today said Intex Technologies from India will license Sailfish OS and make smartphones with the platform. Phone Scoop article

> Sprint Prepaid to sell HTC Desire 626s for $130. Phone Scoop article

> Sprint MVNO RingPlus launches free ringback-ad-supported service today. Sprint release

> Apple is reportedly in talks with Iranian distributors to start selling products there. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> Facebook is beginning to build online stores into a small number of business pages. BuzzFeed article

Mobile Developer News

> In the mobile space, it's all about Android vs. iOS. But as the Internet of Things connects the world through sensors and actuators, it might be a lot different. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T knocks Windstream's request for equivalently-priced wholesale Ethernet access services. Article

> Google Fiber plans to bring fiber-to-the-home to low-income residents in its existing fiber markets, per the Obama administration's ConnectHome initiative. Article

Online Video News

> SVOD giant Netflix announced 3.3 million new subscribers for the second quarter of 2015. The figure is a Q2 record and brings the company's total subscribers to 65 million. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Rice University researchers have successfully transmitted data in TV white spaces without disturbing broadcasts via their WATCH technology. Article

Installer News

> Michigan's D&P Communications is launching a fiber-to-the-premises network outside of its traditional telco operating space as a means of expansion. Article

And finally… HTC's Vive virtual reality headset is being heralded across the Internet as a life-changing device. Article

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