Buffett, others invest in Verizon; iPhone 4S reportedly accounts for 25% of all iPhone sales

Quick news from around the Web.

> Tech companies ranging from Netflix to Amazon to Google expressed their opposition to the FCC's new net neutrality rules. Article

> Billionaire investors Warren Buffett, Daniel Loeb and John Paulson have increased their ownership in Verizon, an indication of their belief the telecommunications company is well positioned in the market. Article

> Legislation enforcing smartphone "kill switches" is advancing in state legislatures in Minnesota, New York and California. Article

> According to one analyst, the iPhone 4S still accounts for 25 percent of Apple's overall iPhone sales. Article

> Rumors continue to circulate of a possible Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime phone. Article

> Text-to-911 service is now supported by the nation's major carriers, but not many 911 call centers support the technology. Article

> PayPal users can now pay for Google Play purchases in more locations across the globe. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon remains on track to blanket New York City with fiber-optic infrastructure. Article

> Increasing fiber-optic broadband coverage and adoption are driving fiber-optic broadband device shipment growth, according to a new study from ABI Research. ABI reports that fiber-optic customer premises equipment represents 26 percent of total shipments in 2013, which translates into 146 million devices. Article

European Wireless News

> The European Commission's competition chief rejected calls from politicians for changes to current merger rules for the telecoms sector, saying such amendments would not create the truly single telecoms market that the region needs. Article

> América Móvil launched an offer for shares in Telekom Austria that are not already owned by the Mexican group or its partner, Austrian state holding company ÖIAG, and said it expects the transaction to cost it around €1.4 billion ($1.9 billion). Article

And finally… Google has put its Google Glass business under the direction of a marketing executive. Article

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