FCC to hold tower climbing safety workshop; Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha could be on tap from Samsung

Quick news from around the Web.

> Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha during a press event Sept. 3. Article

> Mobile advertising company Smaato raised another $25 million in funding. Article

> Close to half of all U.S. smartphone users said they do not want to be tracked while shopping in a store. Post

> Motorola's Moto X phone will be upgraded to Android L. Article

> OpenSignal raised $4 million in its first round of venture funding. Post

> The U.S. government appears to be moving to ban in-flight calling. Article

> Apple hired Musa Tariq to head its social media efforts. Article

> The FCC said it will hold a workshop on tower climbing safety. Release

> Communications technology provider Comverse acquired Solaiemes, a WebRTC and RCS startup. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Iron Man could become an app developer role model. Editor's Corner

> For mobile game developers, the pairing of Unity's tools and Microsoft's Visual Studio is a match made in Heaven, based on their social media reaction. Article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) will extend its 1-Gig service footprint to residential and business customers in select locations in 16 cities. Article

> Gigabit Squared may now be defunct, but Seattle wants to recoup more than $50,000 in unpaid bills for services the city completed before it severed its agreement with the company in January, reports the Puget Sound Business Journal. Article

Cable News

> The ESPN-backed SEC Network has announced a linchpin carriage agreement with DirecTV that will push the regional sports network (RSN) into 87 million pay-TV homes when it launches Aug. 14. Article

> Cablevision Systems reported second quarter revenue growth of 3.7 percent to $1.6 billion, and a 29.4 percent growth in consolidated operating income to $255.9 million, both beating the consensus projections of investors. Article

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