Apple's iPhone 6 isn't easy to bend; Google releases Android Auto developer documents

Quick news from around the Web.

> Facebook is rolling out a new ad platform, Atlas, that will let marketers tap detailed information on users to direct ads to those people. Article

> Google released a set of Android Auto developer documents that provide details of Google's in-car platform and give developers a better sense of the system's capabilities. Article

> Consumer Reports says bending Apple's iPhone 6 isn't as easy as recent articles indicate. Article

> LG Electronics is apparently preparing to release a new smartwatch that is 3G-capable, according to an FCC document. Article

A Mexican court has ruled that Nokia Mexico must pay damages to customers who bought defective mobile phones prior to the handset maker's purchase by Microsoft. Article

> The gray market for Apple's iPhone in China is already drying up thanks to a glut in supply. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Public-safety officials in the Denver area were able to use the First Responder Network Authority's Band 14 spectrum to access network databases during a three-day concert event by the band Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Article

> A new study from Frost & Sullivan said that mobile operators offloading their data traffic to Wi-Fi need testing and monitoring equipment to ensure that the Wi-Fi networks being used meet carrier-grade quality requirements. Article

> The final section of new rules opening up the 5.15-5.25 GHz band for broader Wi-Fi use has now been enacted after being vetted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Article

> Japan's Softbank is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, according to sources. Article

European Wireless News

> Telefónica is pushing to gain ground on competitors in Spain by launching a set of radical new airtime and data tariffs for consumers. Article

> Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor and new entrant Digi Telecommunications each won spectrum in an auction of mobile broadband frequencies in Hungary, the country's telecoms authority revealed today. Article

Telecom News

> Herb Hribar, CEO of Eircom, has told the company's board of directors that he will not seek to renew his contract and will leave the company. Article

> Vertical Systems Group said that with more small and large businesses migrating away from legacy T-1 services to Ethernet, the number of customer installations will grow to 1 million ports by 2018. Article

Cable News

> Suddenlink is threatening to pull Viacom channels off its program guide on Oct. 1 if it can't get the terms it wants in a licensing-renewal deal. Article

> In a bid to shake its reputation for being too focused on technology innovation and not on subscriber experience, Comcast has created a new executive role, SVP of customer service. Article

And finally… The National Parks Service reveals that a drone was spotted at Mount Rushmore in September 2013. Article

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