FCC may consider changes to wireless rules in net neutrality debate; Sen. Al Franken questions Galaxy S5's security

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> The FCC is considering changes to the rules for wireless carriers in its net neutrality debate. Article

> A U.S. lawmaker raised concerns about the security of Samsung's Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner. Article

> The CEOs of Verizon and AT&T were among those signing a letter urging the FCC not to reclassify broadband as a Title II common-carrier service. Article

> Apple reportedly plans to add split-screen multitasking functions to iOS 8. Article

> Apple increased its share of the Japanese smartphone market to 36.6 percent, up from 25.5 percent a year earlier. Article

> Sprint said it will use "AirCarbon" to create plastic products, which the company said is a "new carbon-negative material made from greenhouse gas, instead of petroleum." Release

> Samsung said it will pay workers who said they got cancer after working in the company's factories. Article

> The ZTE Concord II Android smartphone is now available through T-Mobile and MetroPCS. Release

> Tweakker said it will supply MVNO Ultra Mobile with Access Point Name (APN) configuration services. Release

> Yahoo's latest purchase is the self-destructing app Blink. Article

> Intel is cutting jobs in its marketing department. Article

Online Video News

> Big studios are eyeing multichannel networks, but the price may not be right. Editor's Corner

> Hulu added another piece to its original content puzzle as it brought aboard Netflix veteran Jenny Wall as SVP and head of marketing. Article

> Multichannel video programming distributors are less threatened by mobile devices that also stream video, like smartphones and tablets, than they are by devices that connect to the television, Roku Vice President of Business Development Scott Rosenberg told a panel audience Tuesday. Article

Telecom News

> Deutsche Telekom continues to make good on its all-IP network promise, moving nearly 3 million of its customers to the technology. Article

> Hibernia Networks is implementing Ciena's optical platforms to enhance its Trans-Atlantic system that serves as a foundation for its IP transit, CDN and Ethernet service offerings. Article

Cable News

> New data from a Sandvine found that Netflix traffic accounted for 34 percent of North America's downloads during peak evening hours this year, up from 32 percent in the latter half of last year. Article'

> TiVo remains on the fence about the Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal. Article

European Wireless News

> France's government said it is still pursuing its goal of reducing the number of mobile operators in the country from four to three as it pushes for greater consolidation of the French telecoms market in order to reduce competition. Article

> 5G mobile networks must give users the impression that there are no limits on capacity, a Mehrdad Shariat, research fellow at the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) told the Transport Networks for Mobile Operators trade conference in London. Article

> Operators can spend tons on marketing, but even satisfied customers can still leave. Editor's Corner

> Orange's recent wins with enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) clients--PSA Peugeot Citroën in the automotive/transport sector, and SIA in retail/financial services show its flexibility in bringing IoT solutions to market with strong reference accounts. Industry Voices

And finally… Google Glass is now on sale nationwide. Article

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