Ericsson's Nandlall to leave for Telstra; Qualcomm, Intel agree that IoT ecosystem would benefit from one standard

Quick news from around the Web.

> Despite spearheading disparate Internet of Things alliances, executives from Qualcomm and Intel say that the IoT ecosystem would benefit from having one standard and one platform. Article

> Vish Nandlall, CTO and head of strategy and marketing at Ericsson North America, is leaving the company to join Australian operator Telstra at its group CTO. Nandlall said his new position will begin in August. Article

> Samsung Electronics, ARM Holdings, Google's Nest and four other companies formed a group to build a new radio standard for the smart home called Thread. Article

> According to a new report, HTC's CMO and its president of engineering and operations have quit the company. Article

> OTT messaging app Line appears to be headed for an initial public offering in Tokyo. Article

> Brad Gillen joins CTIA as the organization's first chief of staff under President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker. Release

> According to one analyst, Apple's iWatch could cost $300 and sell at least 30 million units. Article

> MediaTek is working to get its chips into more expensive phones. Article

> The FCC is receiving hundreds of thousands of comments on net neutrality. Article

> Voxer announced a new "Walkie Talkie" mode for its service. Release

> Microsoft is building a wearable "Alice band" to help blind people get around cities. Article

> The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is refusing to register Apple's Touch ID trademark. Article

> Google licensed its smart contact lens to healthcare company Novartis. Article

Mobile Developer News

> What developers should do when the Idea Fairy visits. Editor's Corner

> As Apple's App Store crosses the six-year anniversary line, developers chime in on the storefront's history. Article

Telecom News

> Bell Aliant has set Quebec as the next target for its FibreOP service, announcing that it is investing $70 million to extend the reach of its fiber to the home (FTTH) network to 125,000 premises in seven Quebec communities. Article

> Verizon may have moved to resolve network congestion issues that impact the quality of experience for its FiOS users that access Netflix's service, but the service provider instead dropped two places in Netflix's monthly speed index. Article

Cable News

> Fox has failed in its attempt to leverage the Supreme Court's Aereo verdict into a preliminary injunction on Dish Network's Hopper DVR. Article

> According to a new report, Google's YouTube hopes to invest in additional premium content. Article

And finally… According to a new study, some kids can get a nickel allergy rash from an iPad. Article

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