AT&T dumps Yahoo for Synacor; Apple's App Store runs into search glitches

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Software company Pivotal said it scored $253 million in its Series C round of funding, with Ford Motor Company and Microsoft participating. Release

> GM and Lyft plan to test self-driving electric taxis. WSJ article

> Apple's App Store suffered from problems with its search function today. Mac Rumors article

> Cisco and Sprint are days away from offering free Wi-Fi across roughly 50 square blocks in Kansas City. Computerworld article

> Delta will use RFID tags to track all of its air passengers' luggage. Business Insider article

> "When it comes to time spent, Facebook owes all of its growth to mobile," reported eMarketer. Release

> Intel's CEO is heading up a new Federal Aviation Administration committee on drones. Fortune article

> The FCC will consider implementing a competitive bidding process for high-cost universal service support from Phase II of the Connect America Fund during its next meeting, among other topics. Release

> AT&T will use Synacor for its search and Internet portal services instead of Yahoo, a move that coincides with reports that Verizon continues to eye Yahoo as a possible acquisition. Article

> Tinder now counts 1 million users of its premium, $10-a-month service. Engadget article

> T-Mobile will use Mobilitie's Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the Kentucky Derby. Release

Telecom News

> EarthLink continues to move its SDN-based WAN (SD-WAN) initiative forward with plans to debut what it calls a one-box solution for its business customers that are transitioning more of their workloads to the cloud. Article

> CenturyLink sees fiber as a key to its broadband strategy, but in places where it can't make the business case work for fiber the telco is confident that bonding and vectoring will enable it to deliver 100 Mbps and higher speeds over existing copper. Article

Wireless Tech News

> ViaSat is making it clear: Both the satellite interests and 5G stakeholders need to work together in order to facilitate shared use of 27.5-28.35 GHz and the 37.5-40.0 GHz bands. Article

> NASA says that for the first time, it has demonstrated that a wireless communication system can transmit aviation data -- including route options and weather information -- to an airplane on the ground. Article

Cable News

> Making what will likely be its last earnings reports before it is folded into European telecom conglomerate Altice NV, Cablevision Systems reported revenue growth of 1.6 percent to $1.641 billion in the first quarter, with high-speed Internet customers expanding by 19,000, the best Q1 HSD expansion for the company since 2012. Article

> YouTube has been working on assembling a live-streamed bundle of premium TV channels called "Unplugged" for the last four years and has recently prioritized the project. Article

And finally… Hackers are trading millions of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo email logins. Article

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