Cricket offers holiday smartphone deals; Uber to get mapping data from TomTom

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Fossil Group will buy Misfit, a maker of wearable activity trackers, for $260 million. The Verge article

> Transit Wireless said it has completed Phase 4 of its project to bring cellular and Wi-Fi service to subway stations across New York City. PhoneScoop article

> For a limited time through the holidays, Cricket Wireless will offer the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and LG G Stylo for $29.99 and $49.99, respectively, and select LTE smartphones for free after a mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion card, when customers bring their number to Cricket, and activate a new smartphone plan. Release

> The AirFuel Alliance, the group born from the merger of Alliance for Wireless Power and Power Matters Alliance, announced the official launch of the first global certification program for smartphones tablets, wearables and other devices. Release

> Both the American Cable Association and the National Association of Broadcasters said they think wireless carriers should be shouldering more of the load when it comes to FCC regulatory fees. Bloomberg BNA article

> Uber will begin using mapping data from the navigation company TomTom. The Verge article

> YouTube is finally rolling out a dedicated music app, which will include a paid subscription option. Re/code article

European Wireless News

> Telenor CFO Richard Olav Aa and general counsel Pål Wien Espen became the latest high-profile victims of a probe into the operator's stake in VimpelCom, after both were suspended from their posts. Article

> Bouygues Telecom said it saw a return to revenue growth from its network operations in the third quarter of 2015 for the first time since the second quarter of 2011, after mobile and fixed network sales increased slightly to €978 million ($1 billion) from €975 million a year previously. Article

Cable News

> With Thursday marking the final day for public commenting on the proposed merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, a coalition representing AT&T, Verizon and other telecom companies asked the FCC to impose specific limits as a condition of the deal's approval. Article

> Time Warner Inc. is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Hulu. The news comes a week after Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes told investors the company would throttle back the sale of its programming to SVOD platforms. The Wall Street Journal said Time Warner is in preliminary talks to buy a 25 percent piece of Hulu, which is currently co-owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal, the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox. Hulu is currently valued between $5 billion to $6 billion. Article

Telecom News

> Cisco's routing segment is in a bit of limbo as the vendor reported that fiscal first quarter revenue declined 8 percent to $1.8 billion due to the timing of some of the orders it has from its key customers. Article

> AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its BellSouth Analog Voice Grade Private Line services in the Carbon Hill, Ala., serving wire center and in the Kings Point, Fla., serving wire center, marking another step in its TDM-to-IP transition. Article

And finally… Google's self-driving car got pulled over for driving too slowly. Article

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