AT&T, Apple seek to block sale of RadioShack data; Honda to build vehicle UI on Android

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> AT&T and Apple are working to block the sale of RadioShack's customer data. Article

> China's three major wireless carriers plan to cut mobile data service prices and speed up their networks, due to pressure from the country's political leadership. Article

> Honda is basing its new navigation and entertainment systems on Android. Article

> Samsung's Jay Y. Lee will take control of the Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation and Samsung Foundation of Culture from his father, Lee Kun-hee. Article

> Nvidia is now targeting the self-driving car market. Article

> Apple said the first devices working on its HomeKit home automation technology will be delivered in June. Article

Online Video News

> Among the 57 percent of U.S. broadband households that have an over-the-top video subscription like Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Netflix, 11 percent are using shared accounts provided by people outside the home, a new Parks Associates study says. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon is taking aim at cable's growing presence in the small to medium business (SMB) market by extending its new FiOS Custom TV service to local businesses that reside in its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) footprint. Article

> EarthLink says it will differentiate its Cloud Exchange service, one that allows business customers access to a wide range of cloud players, by offering better network management and monitoring capabilities. Article

Cable News

> Four years after Comcast closed its acquisition of NBC Universal, the entertainment and media conglomerate finally has access to the cable parent's set-top data. Article

> Comcast today announced a handful of new features that it is testing on its X1 service, including a "Control Panel" that the company said could eventually allow content providers to append additional information onto their videos. X1 users who opt in to the service can access their Control Panel by pressing the left arrow button on their remote control when they are viewing full-screen video. Article

European Wireless News

> Telefónica disappointed analysts with its first-quarter earnings, with the operator's domestic performance detracting from an overall increase in net income compared to the same period of 2014. Article

> The value of smartphone sales increased 8 per cent year-on-year to a new record of $96.2 billion in the first quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth slowed considerably from 2014 due to weaker demand in some key regions. Article

> Iliad reported a 7 per cent increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2015 due to strong mobile sales, and confirmed its target of achieving more than 10 per cent group EBITDA growth for the year as a whole. Article

And finally… Newly revealed documents show Google's power in Washington. Article

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