BlackBerry's former CEO now chief of Powermat; NAD goes after Verizon's 'More Everything' ads

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> Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's former CEO, is now the chief executive of Powermat. Article

> AT&T announced its new AT&T Conferencing service, which the carrier said will let "customers quickly activate a conference with voice, video and content sharing using almost any connected device--including smartphones, tablets and desktop computers." The offering uses Cisco's Collaboration Meeting Rooms Cloud product, a video collaboration service that couples WebEx Personal Rooms with the cloud-based WebEx Video Bridge. Release

> Sprint said business conferencing services from UberConference by Switch Communications can be added to its Google Apps for Work offering. Release

> Samsung has reportedly agreed to produce chips for Apple's planned iPads and iPhones for next year. Article

> Heeding T-Mobile US' complaints, the National Advertising Division's self-regulatory counsel has asked Verizon Wireless to discontinue the use of its coverage maps in its "More Everything" TV commercial. Article

> A number of public-safety agencies are blasting a new agreement between top wireless carrier and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) on indoor location technologies. Release

> Cisco announced a new telepresence system that includes mobile technologies it calls Project Squared. Article

> New York City announced plans for a free city Wi-Fi network. Article

> Android TV apps will be screen by Google. Article

Mobile Developer News

> How will the marriage of mobile gaming engines and monetization play out? Editor's Corner

> Buying open source code and changing the UI is one way to get into the app skinning market, and some developers have even turned it into a side business. Feature

Telecom News

> Comcast Business is taking advantage of the growing cloud services trend by launching a new program that it says can provide a more efficient means for businesses to access their cloud services. Article

> TDS Telecom is extending its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) Internet product to Monroe, Wis., the latest town in its home state to get the new service. Article

Cable News

> Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C., offering their support for the FCC's decision to disclose details about program licensing deals for the purpose of regulatory review. Article

> Polling 9,000 U.S. consumers about 1,200 companies, a new survey found that pay-TV companies rank rock bottom in terms of customer satisfaction. Article

And finally… A widow used her dead husband's ashes to cancel her T-Mobile contract. Article

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