CTIA, carriers release parent guide to phones; HTC faces challenges at shareholder meeting

Quick news from around the Web.

> Samsung announced what it said is the world's first "commercially available Broadband LTE-A (Cat.6) smartphone," the Samsung Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A. Post

> Hundreds of businesses in London plan to accept payments via Apple's iBeacon technology. Article

> Twitter purchased SnappyTV. Article

> According to new data, 34 percent of mobile app developers make less than $15,000 from app development, and only 12 percent make $100,000 or more. Article

> HTC executives faced disgruntled shareholders--including some who had hoped for free phones from the company--at the company's annual shareholders meeting. Article

> According to a new report, the Activation Lock in Apple's iOS 7 software has helped reduce iPhone theft in some U.S. cities. Article

> The FCC released a speed report on wireline Internet service providers. Article

> CTIA and the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers have released a guide for parents about phone safety and security. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Since unveiling Domain 2.0 and its vision for a user-defined network cloud, AT&T has made the point that it needs employees with comprehensive software skills that can take the company into a world based on IP and mobile. To help fill those roles, the telco has partnered with Udacity to launch an online "nanodegree" program this fall that will develop a new crop of software experts. Article

> While the First Responders Network Authority searches for someone to head up LTE network planning and design for the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN), a new report has revealed that nearly a quarter of U.S. states still have not engaged in active stakeholder outreach related to the FirstNet effort. Article

Telecom News

> When Level 3 completes its $5.7 billion acquisition of tw telecom later this year, five members of its top management team could get cash-and-stock payouts valued at $88 million, reports The Denver Post. Article

Cable News

> Dish Network is now shipping its wireless Joey video system. Article

And finally… An app that lets you send the word "yo" now counts tens of thousands of users and over $1 million in funding. Article

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