Documents point to Samsung's interest in BlackBerry; Apple's Cook to pull in $9.22M

Quick news from around the Web.

> The Financial Post said it obtained a document that shows Samsung's continued interest in purchasing all or part of BlackBerry. Article

> H2O Wireless announced it will offer 4G LTE data on its $30, $40, and $50 monthly unlimited plans, which it said do not throttle speeds. Release

> BlackBerry's CEO argued that net neutrality guidelines should require developers to also build apps that are compatible with BlackBerry's smartphone operating system. Article

> According to a new report, Apple hopes to provide around 2-3 days of standby battery power for its forthcoming Apple Watch, and that the device will be powered by a chip similar to Apple's A5 processor. Article

> Apple's Tim Cook made around $9.22 million in compensation last year. Article

> Microsoft is designing a scarf that you can heat up or set to vibrate with your phone. Article

> LG will begin selling its G Flex 2 smartphone in Korea starting Jan. 30. Article

> Chinese officials have denied hacking into Microsoft's Outlook service. Article

> A new study predicts that mobile subscribers will generate a global total of 16.7 terabytes per month in 2019. Release

Telecom News

> Birch Communications has tapped David Gibson to lead its product development teams and its emerging wholesale service business as its new vice president of business development. Article

Cable News

> NBC stations in five election "battleground" states have refused to air a two-minute commercial from a conservative political action committee (PAC) attacking parent conglomerate Comcast for alleged liberal bias. Article

> Suddenlink Communications has announced a deal to support Showtime Anytime. Article

European Wireless News

> The European Union (EU) appears unlikely to support a ban of the so-called "zero-rating" of content that enables mobile operators to provide free access to online services including streamed music, TV and social networking sites as part of promotional offers to attract users. Article

> Nokia Networks agreed a research deal with South Korean operator SK Telecom that aims to deliver the first demonstrations of 5G technology using frequencies of 6 GHz and higher by 2018. Article

And finally… Ymobile Corp. will sell a phone shaped like a heart in Japan. Article

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