Facebook reportedly working with Samsung on phone; Nokia, Qualcomm test 300 Mbps LTE Advanced

Quick news from around the Web.

> Facebook is reportedly working with Samsung on a new smartphone. Article

> Nokia Networks and Qualcomm said they have tested LTE Advanced three-band carrier aggregation technology, which they said can support up to 300 Mbps. Release

> AT&T Mobility may sell the rumored Motorola Nexus 6 for $49 with a contract. Article

> Verizon Wireless MVNO BYO Wireless now appears to be accepting iPhone 4 and 4S phones. Article

> Google Glass can now display phone notifications. Article

> BBC, Clear Channel, HD Radio's Ibiquity and others are testing a technology that would support digital or FM radio with Internet interactivity. Article

> Hewlett-Packard and EMC have reportedly discontinued their talks for a merger. Article

Online Video News

> According to a new report, websites are "overusing autoplay" on online video ad. Article

> Time Warner investors were the first to hear the news from HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler: The premium subscription service, which currently offers an authentication-only streaming service, HBO Go, to cable subscribers, will launch a standalone over-the-top service in the United States next year. Article

> Could Amazon join the Ultraviolet consortium? According to The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources "in the know," the subscription- and transactional-video on demand provider is in talks with at least three studios: Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Article

Telecom News

> Adtran reported that its third-quarter 2014 earnings declined to $162.9 million year-over-year from $177.4 million due to a decrease in its European business and slower enterprise sales. Article

> CenturyLink and Frontier Communications say in a joint filing that the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II) should support the regulator's 10/1 proposed broadband definition in all rural areas they serve today. Article

Cable News

> Citing what company CEO Ken Lowe calls a tough ad market, declining ratings and increased competition among cable programmers, Scripps Networks has begun offering buyouts to an unspecified number of employees. Article

> Sunday night's fifth-season premiere of The Walking Dead broke the show's own record as the most-watched cable drama ever, garnering an audience of 17.3 million viewers. The previous record of 16.1 million viewers was set during the show's fourth season. Article

European Wireless News

> EE is on the verge of agreeing a deal to buy Life Mobile, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business of the now defunct UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4U. Article

> Vodafone UK has extended LTE roaming to 23 destinations worldwide, after the operator added 19 new destinations to the existing locations of Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Article

> Ericsson revealed the majority of global mobile device users prefer accessing the Internet or social media to online shopping or video calling, following research the vendor said shows there is little relevance between users' location and their usage. Article

And finally… Apple and Facebook will pay for their female employees to freeze their eggs. Article

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