FCC gets net neutrality ombudsperson; LG strikes patent-licensing deal with Nokia

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"Microsoft is building a special version of Minecraft for HoloLens Article via @verge"--@FierceWireless

> The FCC has appointed a new ombudsperson--Parul Desai, an FCC staffer in the consumer division--to field any complaints about violations of the FCC's net neutrality rules. Release

> AT&T touts its leadership in the Internet of Things. Post

> According to 451 Research, 39 percent of U.S. IT decision-makers at companies that use or plan to use wearable technologies will deploy solutions in the next six months; 24 percent plan to deploy in the next 12 months. Release

> LG Electronics and Nokia Technologies struck an agreement on smartphone patent licensing. Release

> Sprint announced the availability of Sprint Cuba 20 Plus, a calling plan add-on that provides access to friends and family in Cuba. Release

> Netflix launched its new website globally in its first major revamp in four years. Article

> European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she is wary of too many mergers in the telecom market. Article

> Facebook's new "Moments" companion app scans your Camera Roll for the all the photos featuring a friend's face, and bundles them so they can be shared privately with that friend. Article

> Nine civil liberties and consumer advocate groups said they were withdrawing from talks with trade associations over how to write guidelines for the fair commercial use of face recognition technology for consumers. Article

> LastPass, the online password manager, said its network was breached and that hackers stole user email addresses, password reminders and encrypted master passwords. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Apple should set the bar for apps pretty high--but that doesn't mean developers shouldn't be the ones who take it even higher, argues FierceDeveloper Editor Shane Schick. Editor's Corner

> Apple's decision to allow ad blockers on Safari may have gotten the most developer applause at WWDC, based on their Twitter comments. Article

Cable News

> Shares of moribund multiscreen tech company Synacor rose nearly 7 percent Monday after the company reported a new deal to provide TV Everywhere products and services to Mediacom. Article

> Sony announced the immediate expansion of its streaming pay-TV service, Vue, to Los Angeles and San Francisco, but Sony touted a minimal selection (only three) of a la carte channels. Article

Telecom News

> Time Warner Cable is confident that DOCSIS 3.1 technology will be able to meet Los Angeles' 1-Gbps goal the city issued in a request for participants (RFP) for its CityLinkLA project. Article

> In 2014, the global Ethernet equipment market declined 2 percent from the previous year to $27 billion due to declines in the VDSL, EPON and SONET/SDH segments and a slowdown in microwave sales, said IHS in a new report. Article

And finally… Apple is reportedly hiring real-live human editors to curate content for its upcoming News app. Article

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