Exalt appears to have shut down; AT&T to sell Galaxy Alpha on Sept. 26

Quick news from around the Web.

> After 10 years in the backhaul business, Exalt Communications appears to have shut down. Article

> Actions by Apple and Google to encrypt data on smartphones are causing concern among some in U.S. law enforcement. Article

> Analysts are lowering their profit expectations for Samsung Electronics. Article

> AT&T Mobility will sell Samsung's Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone starting Sept. 26. Article

> Facebook reportedly plans to announce a new and improved advertising platform next week. Article

> RadioShack is reportedly in discussions with a "major vendor" to restructure its finances in an effort to avoid bankruptcy. Article

> Phones 4u's bankruptcy administrator plans to close the UK retailer's 362 stores and cut around 1,700 jobs. Article

> Mojio announced a deal with AT&T to enable cars manufactured after 1996 to connect to AT&T's wireless network. Release

> Bluegrass Cellular said it will offer the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Kentucky starting Sept. 26. Release

Mobile Developer News

> Mobile app developers need to think 100 years ahead to design the best mobile apps now. Editor's Corner

> Android devices generate proportionately more application store downloads (15.3 percent) than iOS mobile devices (12.5 percent), according to second quarter findings from the Citrix Mobile Analytics Report. Article

Telecom News

> 365 Data Centers, a company that emerged after purchasing 16 of Equinix's data centers in 2012, is making its move into the hybrid cloud market with the launch of its storage-as-a-service (STaaS) offering in 17 markets. Article

> Frontier Communications has established a new channel with William Raveis Real Estate to route its Frontier Secure digital protection and tech support products targeting consumers relocating to a new location. Article

Cable News

> Comcast, which has been making investments in ad delivery wherewithal of late, including its $320 million purchase of FreeWheel in March, has announced through its recently launched wholesale division a new product that allows for ad delivery in both linear and VOD television. Article

> The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers has re-elected top Suddenlink tech executive Terry Cordova as board chairman for the organization's 2014-15 term. Article

> AT&T will soon bundle broadband service, a limited number of basic cable channels, HBO and--wait for it--Amazon Prime for $40 a month. Article

And finally… Apple's CEO said the company's new headquarters will be the planet's greenest building. Article

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