Apple's sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies files for bankruptcy; AT&T's Cricket to sell ZTE Grand XMAX for $199

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> LightSquared's bankruptcy process appears to have fallen into further disarray. Post

> GT Advanced Technologies, which has an agreement to supply sapphire screens to Apple, has filed for bankruptcy. Article

> AT&T Mobility's Cricket will sell the ZTE Grand XMAX Android smartphone for $199.99. Article

> Testing company Spirent said it expects a slight rise in its third-quarter revenue. Article

> Nokia said it will suspend operations at its Indian handset manufacturing facility due to an ongoing tax dispute with the Indian government. Article

>  Nokia will include Flash Networks' Harmony Gateway as part of its mobile broadband core network offering. Release

> It appears that no one else is going to upgrade to iOS 8. Article

> The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate Nvidia's patent claims against Samsung. Article

> ABI Research predicted the market for outdoor small cells will grow 48 percent on a compound annual growth rate through 2019. Release

Mobile Developer News

> Ello's success may be the playbook app developers should follow. Editor's Corner

> There have been all kinds of words used to play PuzzleSocial's mobile games, but even if "HTML5" has never been one of them, it may still be the clue that helps Jeb Balise discover the best way to promote his app studio's products. Article

Telecom News

> The U.S. Supreme Court has effectively ended Verizon's fight with the IRS to avoid paying $51 million in taxes for an obsolete service connected to dial-up modems. Article

> Regulations dating back to when phone companies had a monopoly on voice services are outdated and need to be revised because they impede investments in high-speed broadband networks, among other things. Article

Cable News

> On the same day that it announced a new NBA broadcast contract worth nearly $11 billion over nine years, Turner Broadcasting said it will cut about 10 percent of its global workforce, about 1,475 jobs. Article

> Proving that it doesn't forsake all programming conglomerates, just Viacom, Suddenlink has inked a new carriage agreement with Discovery Communications. Article

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