EBay to spin off PayPal in 2015; Apple is working on follow-ups to iOS 8

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> EBay will spin off its payment business, PayPal, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015. Article

> Accenture teamed up with Alcatel-Lucent to help operators and large enterprises implement integrated ultrabroadband solutions. Release

> Outdoor ad firm JCDecaux SA joined forces with Alcatel-Lucent to develop connected street furniture. Release

> The European Union accused Ireland of letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from taxes, in return for maintaining jobs. Article

> According to sources, Apple is already working on three major follow-ups to iOS 8: iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3. Article

> SoftBank's interest in acquiring Dreamworks Animation has cooled, according to people familiar with the matter. Article

Mobile Developer News

> App designers vs. app developers: Can tools create teamwork? Article

> Google recently notified developers that paid apps and mobile games using in-app purchases might be banned from Google Play if they don't provide a physical mailing address. Article

> InMobi research found that the average cost-per-install (CPI) of an iOS app is 85 percent higher than that of Android apps. Report

Telecom News

> CenturyLink is extending its global managed hosting service set into China, an effort it says is driven initially by U.S.-based multinational corporations (MNCs) that want to establish a presence in the country. Article

> AT&T is serving up its U-verse product suite to New Hanover County, N.C., residents thanks to its Project Velocity IP (VIP) network-build initiative to expand and enhance IP wireline networks. Article

Cable News

> The FCC is reportedly set to redefine online-video platforms, such as Aereo, that stream linear TV content as MVPD operators, similar to cable and satellite companies. Article

And finally… Britons agree to give up their first-born child in return for free Wi-Fi. Article