Facebook, Verizon among those reportedly bidding on NFL's streaming rights; Sprint's Tim Donahue joins Ligado

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Samsung may begin offering free wireless charging pads to new users. Androidheadlines article

> AT&T's Cricket Wireless announced a marketing deal with the WWE. Release

> Sega has laid off some workers in its mobile business. VentureBeat article

> Yahoo's CFO said the company is looking to sell up to $3 billion worth of non-core assets. PhoneScoop article

> Facebook and Verizon are reportedly among those bidding for the NFL's streaming rights. Re/code article

> Former Sprint and Nextel executive Tim Donahue has joined the board of directors of Ligado Networks, formerly known as LightSquared. RCR article

Telecom News

> Level 3 Communications isn't afraid of the rapidly consolidating fiber service market and the company sees Verizon's recent purchase of XO's fiber network as a potential opportunity to compete for business with other enterprises and carriers. Article

> Ting is taking its 1 Gbps FTTH show to the Sandpoint, Idaho area with plans to offer the service to residents in the communities of Sandpoint, Dover, Ponderay and Kootenai. Article

European Wireless News

> Vivendi is reportedly considering kicking out Telecom Italia's CEO Marco Patuano just days after the French media group increased its stake in the Italian operator to 23.8 percent. Article

Cable News

> While Google Fiber has had a major strategic influence over numerous telecom companies, data released to the U.S. Copyright Office about the service's actual pay-TV deployment suggests that the impact may be outsized. Article

> Univision has charged AT&T with racial discrimination after its channels went dark in the homes of 5.9 million U-verse pay-TV subscribers. Article

And finally… Mutual funds are reducing investments in new startups. Article

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