AT&T to sell Samsung Galaxy Mega 2; Microsoft CEO to take home up to $84.3M

Quick news from around the Web.

> Microsoft could pay its new CEO Satya Nadella as much as $84.3 million this year. Article

> There is a new phishing scam targeting Verizon Wireless subscribers with the promise of a "bonus reward." Article

> AT&T Mobility will launch the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 on Oct. 24 for $150 with a two-year service agreement or $475 without a contract. Article

> Spotify announced family plans. Article

> The NSA approved Samsung's Knox technology for use in the U.S. government. Article

> OnePlus will begin taking pre-orders for its One smartphone on Oct. 27. Article

> Swatch said it may make smart watch partnerships. Article

> LightSquared reported a loss of $64.8 million in September, meaning the venture has lost a total of $1.6 billion since filing for bankruptcy more than two years ago. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Why is Unity for sale? Editor's Corner

> Downloads of the top five health and fitness apps grew 2.3 times year-over-year since August, according to App Annie's Spotlight on the Connected Devices report. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon reported that third-quarter consumer wireline results rose 4.5 percent to $3.9 billion, with FiOS revenues representing 76 percent of the total wireline revenues. Article

> CenturyLink has set Las Vegas as the next destination for data center expansion through a partnership with Switch SUPERNAP, a deal that will enable it to immediately expand its footprint while offering Switch customers its portfolio of colocation, cloud, managed services and network services. Article

Cable News

> Rentrak has secured a new patent on a set-top box technology that lets the device know when a TV set is turned on and off. Article

> Verizon Communications plans to increase the price of its FiOS Video service in the fourth quarter to offset the hike in content licensing fees that will go into effect Jan. 1, said a top executive today. Article

And finally… Microsoft is offering music albums for $1 to $2 on Tuesdays in a Windows and Windows Phone promotional effort. Article

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