CCA to help smaller carriers improve 911 accuracy; Amazon to shutter Amazon Wallet

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> Microsoft will reportedly show off the mobile version of its Windows 10 platform in February. Article

> Sierra Wireless has $50 million earmarked for acquisitions in the Internet of Things space, and could raise more if needed. Article

> LightSquared creditors may soon vote on the company's bankruptcy reorganization plan. Article

> Ubuntu Core is targeting the Internet of Things. Article

> Amazon plans to discontinue its Amazon Wallet offering. Article

> A new round of funding values Shazam at $1 billion. Article

> Mobile analytics company AppsFlyer raised $20 million in funding. Article

> Apple purchased music analytics service Musicmetric. Article

> The Competitive Carriers Association is working to provide smaller carriers a way to offer improved 911 location accuracy. Release

Online Video News

> Subscription video on demand provider Netflix added a record 13 million new subscribers in 2014, bringing its total subs worldwide to 57.4 million. It was the first in a line of good news for investors, as CEO Reed Hastings said in a letter that the provider's subscription rate was in line with its forecast for the fourth quarter. Article

> The Super Bowl itself just became a giant marketing vehicle for NBCUniversal, which will live-stream the game and its preshow coverage to anyone who accesses its TV Everywhere service on Feb. 1, without requiring authentication or a pay-TV subscription. It's a play to entice viewers to subscribe to a pay-TV service to access all of NBCU's TV Everywhere content, according to a Variety article. Article

> One person who's excited about the potential of OTT is John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel and until last year the chairman of Discovery Communications. Hot Seat

Telecom News

> GVTC has reached an agreement with Boerne, Texas, to expand the reach of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to the remaining portion of the city it doesn't yet cover and extend to an additional 1,590 homes. Article

> Windstream is shoring up its customer experience and legal teams, naming two of its executives to senior positions. Article

Cable News

> DirecTV-subscribing college sports fans on the West Coast can't watch the Pac-12 Network, but they can watch University of Texas games on the Longhorn Network. Article

European Wireless News

> Mobile operators need to diversify in order to grow in M2M and the Internet of Things. Industry Voices

> Etisalat has become the latest operator to provide zero-rated content to subscribers as part of a new prepaid offer that includes free access to social networking applications, with the period of free access depending on the top-up amount. Article

And finally… is sending users' personal information to private companies that focus on advertising. Article

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