Arora to replace Son at SoftBank in June; Apple updates Apple Watch

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> According to newly released documents, the NSA sought to inject malware into the Google Play Android app store to monitor app traffic. Article

> Spotify confirmed it plans to start offering videos in addition to music. Article

> Nikesh Arora, a former Google executive, will replace SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son in June. Article

> Twilio launched a $50 million developer fund. Article

> Apple released its first software update for the Apple Watch. Article

> According to Digi-Capital, there were $15 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions and IPOs in the mobile market in the first quarter. Article

> China's ZTE is seeking more advertising deals in the United States through the NBA. Article

> Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai is taking aim at the FCC's proposed initial spectrum clearing target for the upcoming broadcast incentive auction, arguing that it presents "misleading data about the impairments that would result under the Commission's proposed approach to determining that target." Release

> President Obama nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to retain her position as FCC commissioner. Article

> A judge approved RadioShack's sale of its customer data to Standard General for $26.2 million. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Globalstar, which has been lobbying the FCC for the ability to use terrestrial low power service (TLPS), got a boost in the form of a letter in support of its proposal from a partner of Ignition Partners, an early stage venture capital firm whose founders include cellular industry pioneer Steve Hooper. Article

> "A small, high-capacity antenna for satellite for business aviation jets or regional jets is the holy grail," said Norman Smagley, executive vice president and CFO at in-flight Wi-Fi service provider Gogo. Article

Telecom News

> A group of panelists at the Genband Perspectives 15 conference said the best way vendors can help service providers take advantage of network functions virtualization (NFV) is to provide an open and collaborative environment. Article

> Comcast is the latest service provider to sign an interconnection agreement with Internet transit provider Level 3 Communications ahead of the FCC's net neutrality rules that will go into effect next month. Article

Cable News

> Microsoft unveiled its long-awaited over-the-air tuner add-on for the Xbox One, immediately entering the gaming/entertainment console into the growing list of OTA devices targeted to cord cutters. Article

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