AT&T offers $100 in credit for new line of service; Android powered 79% of smartphones in 2013, firm says

Quick news from around the Web.

> Yahoo's sales and profits continue to slide. Article

> Nvidia's mobile games portal is now open to non-Tegra devices. Article

> LG Electronics opened its QSlide mini-app platform to developers. Article

> According to new reports, Apple could add gaming functions to its TV product. Article

> Sprint said it will deploy hydrogen fuel cell technology as backup power to rooftop network sites with financial assistance from the Department of Energy. Release

> Verizon reiterated its argument against spectrum ownership caps in a new FCC filing. Filing

> According to AT&T's CEO, a court's ruling against net neutrality changes nothing. Article

> Strategy Analytics reported that Android captured 79 percent share of all smartphones shipped worldwide in 2013, and extended its lead over Apple, Microsoft and other rivals. Release

> T-Mobile is widening its advertising war with AT&T through a series of new newspaper advertisements. Article

> AT&T Mobility is giving $100 in credit to new and existing customers who open a new line of service. Release

> Qualcomm could be forced to pay record fines in China. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Carrier efforts to expand cellular coverage indoors will soon be getting a boost, literally, via a new intelligent signal booster from Nextivity, which claims the device can be deployed right alongside smart cells. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T's wireline story in Q4 2013 was led by U-verse, where revenues grew 27.9 percent year-over-year and were up 7.0 percent sequentially over Q3 2013 as subscribers topped the 10.7 million mark. Article

> FairPoint Communications continues to make progress in rolling out broadband throughout New England, connecting more than 10,400 homes and businesses in Maine alone during the past year. Article

Cable News

> TiVo executives are eyeing a potential Charter rollout as well as a U.S. launch of network DVRs. Hot Seat

> Comcast is preparing to launch a network DVR in Boston. Article

European Wireless News

> Huawei penned an agreement with Imperial College London to jointly invest in a data science laboratory in the UK, as the Chinese vendor continues to build its presence in Europe. Article

> Portugal Telecom will offer all of its residential services including mobile under the MEO brand in future in order to exploit the operator's existing multi-play capabilities, and has dropped its previous mobile brand, TMN. Article

And finally… According to a new T-Mobile press release, AT&T is dismantling its Death Star. Release

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