AT&T to offer up to $300 for used iPhones; RadioShack hints at possible bankruptcy

Quick news from around the Web.

> AT&T Mobility said it will offer up to $300 for used iPhones if customers purchase the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Article

> U.S. Cellular and C Spire Wireless will launch Apple's new iPhones on Sept. 19, ahead of the Sept. 26 launch of other smaller carriers. Article

> RadioShack said it may file for bankruptcy. Article

> Apple has not yet set a date when it will be able to sell its new iPhones in China. Article

> Microsoft is reportedly planning to retire the Windows Phone brand and just use the Windows brand. Article

> Google Hangouts has been integrated into Google Voice and will support free VoIP calls. Article

> The rumored HTC Nexus 9 tablet with Nvidia chips could launch in the next few weeks. Article

> A top U.S. antitrust official expressed concern about China's recent antitrust probes. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo released a white paper regarding the 5G network it intends to commercially launch during 2020 in time for the opening of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Article

> The First Responder Network Authority will release a request for information (RFI) at its Sept. 17 board meeting and will also announce a public comment-and-notice period, through which FirstNet will seek input on issues such as whether FirstNet access should be expanded beyond public-safety users, according to Ed Parkinson, FirstNet's director of government affairs. Article

> Researchers from the wireless network group at Rice University have crafted a multiuser MIMO transmission scheme for TV white- space (TVWS) spectrum in the UHF band. Article

Telecom News

> Over 40 members of Congress have asked the FCC to give service providers the flexibility they need to deploy high-speed broadband connections to more hard-to-reach communities under the upcoming Connect America Funding II (CAF II) program. Article

> Frontier Communications and Dish Network have developed a new $10 million partnership set on driving growth and revitalization in rural towns and cities within the telco's 27-state territory. Article

Cable News

> Timed to the ongoing IBC conference in Amsterdam, as well as the upcoming Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, Arris is introducing a range of new products based on HEVC technology. Article

> Netflix, Mozilla and a group of consumer advocates are showing their frustration over the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, which could include the creation of Internet fast lanes, by holding Internet Slowdown Day. Article

And finally… SanDisk's new 512 GB SD Card costs $800. Article

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