Apple in talks for stake in Renesas unit; SK Telecom launches unlimited LTE plans

Quick news from around the Web.

> According to a new report, Apple is in talks to Renesas Electronics' stake in a unit, Renesas SP Drivers, that designs liquid crystal display chips for iPhones. Article

> Sue Monahan of the GSMA is now the CEO of the Small Cell Forum. Release

> BlackBerry's BBM service now offers stickers. Post

> SK Telecom in Korea launched unlimited LTE data plans. Article

> AT&T said it will hire more than 3,000 new retail employees during the next several months. The company said it's one of the largest employers in the United States, with 243,000 workers. Post

> Apple's legal battle with Samsung involves five iPhone features and amounts to $2 billion in claims. Article

> According to Flurry, time spent on a mobile device by the average U.S. consumer has grown to two hours and 42 minutes per day--up from two hours and 38 minutes per day in March of 2013. Post

> Huawei will sell its new Ascend Mate 2 directly to U.S. mobile customers. Article

> Sprint's Boost Mobile introduced new prepaid plans for international calling. Article

> Google is reportedly preparing an improved camera app. Article

> Facebook's Paper app has declined significantly in app store popularity. Article

> Sprint is planning a media event April 29 with CEO Dan Hesse, teasing that attendees "hear it for yourself." Invitation

> In a new OpenSignal report on LTE download speeds, T-Mobile came in first. Post

Online Video News

> Netflix's call for net neutrality expansion was rejected by the FCC. Article

> Hulu is turning to a broadcast programming veteran to head up its content efforts: CEO Mike Hopkins announced Monday on the company's blog that it hired Craig Erwich as senior vice president and head of content. Erwich will lead content and programming strategy for Hulu and Hulu Plus. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications has entered the smart home market segment with the debut of its new Wi-Fi-based video monitoring service. Article

> The ongoing consumer adoption of wireline and wireless broadband services like LTE creates more opportunities for router and switching vendors. Article

Cable News

> With the rollout of new home video gateways from Arris, Verizon is introducing FiOS Quantum TV as a new brand for its cable programming service. Article

> Cable One dropped 15 cable networks owned by Viacom's MTV Networks after its carriage deal expired at midnight. Article

European Wireless News

> Telecom industry associations said the European Union will restrict innovation and consumer choice if it approves net neutrality in a vote on Thursday. Article

> Germany's regulator wants the merged Telefónica and E-Plus to cede spectrum. Article

> Bouygues has redoubled its efforts to attract Vivendi's attention away from rival Altice. Article

And finally… Turns your car's cup holders into a wireless smartphone charger. Article

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