Facebook intros live video; Cricket cuts prices on older iPhones

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Facebook is now offering live video in its flagship app. Verge article

> Motorola Solutions agreed to purchase Airwave in the UK for around $1.24 billion. Reuters article

> Nokia closed its sale of its Here mapping business to a group of auto makers. TechCrunch article

> AT&T's Cricket is cutting prices in older iPhones. Phone Scoop article

> U.S. Cellular said it will contribute $25,000 to the National 4-H Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Release

> The new DirecTV logo includes AT&T's globe image. CNN article

> Encore Networks said its EN family of routers has been certified by Verizon for use on the carrier's Category 1 LTE network. Release

> Consumer Cellular topped Consumer Reports' ranking of wireless services. CIO article

> According to a new rumor, Apple will release a 4-inch iPhone next year. Engadget article

> Life Wireless, an operator that offers Lifeline service to poor Americans, said it will double the number of free minutes it provides to subscribers, to 500. Release

> Sony agreed to purchase Toshiba's sensor business for $155 million. Engadget article

Telecom News

> Windstream continues to move forward with its IPTV rollout initiative, but the telco's chief financial officer maintains it will focus on the larger markets it provides service to today where it sees strong cable competition. Article

European Wireless News

> IDC expects more smartphone vendors to follow Apple's lead by introducing device financing and trade-in program to stimulate shipments, as it predicted that 2015 would be the first year that growth in smartphone shipments slows to a single-digit figure. Article

Cable News

> Comcast has finally secured a 15-year renewal agreement for its cable franchise in its home city of Philadelphia. Article

And finally… Yahoo is reportedly suffering a crisis of morale. Article (sub. req.)

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