FitBit shares jump after IPO; Google nabs startup Agawi for 'app streaming'

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"Apple only sells Retina iOS devices now Article via @verge"--@FierceWireless

> Ericsson acknowledged it will need to develop direct sales units and sales partners to expand its business beyond carriers. Reuters article

> The FCC voted to give carriers wider latitude in preventing robocalls and spam text messages to consumers on both landline and wireless phones. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> Google confirmed it acquired "app streaming" startup Agawi, which lets users access apps without downloading them first. TechCrunch article

> Sprint MVNO RingPlus, which offers users free service in exchange for them listening to ringback tones when they make calls, has opened its online store. RingPlus release

> Twitter is reportedly building a news platform called "Project Lightning" that lets you follow events instead of people. The Verge article

> SoftBank plans to start selling its Pepper robot to consumers starting tomorrow. Bloomberg article

> FitBit's shares opened at $30.40 on Thursday morning, up 52 percent from the initial public offering price of $20, and closed up 48.4 percent at $29.68. New York Times article

European Wireless News

> Nokia reportedly continued to court a consortium of German car makers over a sale of its HERE navigation business, as a deadline for bids reportedly passed. Article

> German regulator Bundesnetzagentur revealed that bidding in the auction of frequencies for mobile network operators came to an end on Friday, with total bids exceeding €5 billion ($5.65 billion). Article

> European Union telecoms regulations need urgent reforms to encourage operators to invest in the next generation networks required to meet the goal of achieving a Digital Single Market, the CEOs of 11 major operators said. Article

Telecom News

> The FCC has passed a new set of rules that will allow interconnected VoIP providers like Vonage and Ooma to obtain telephone numbers directly. Article

> Windstream has taken another step forward with its channel partner program by offering immediate access to pricing quotes via a new Carrier API it created with its partner Salestream Software. Article

Cable News

> Comcast founder Ralph Roberts, who purchased a 1,200-subscriber Tupelo, Miss., cable company in 1963 and grew it into the conglomerate run today by his son, Brian, has died at the age of 95. Article

> Denying a report that it was dropping a false-advertising complaint against its fiercest rival, Verizon, Cablevision said it is merely combining the action with a previously filed lawsuit in another court. Article

And finally... Utah Valley University's new student center building has a brand new staircase with a "texting lane" so people don't bump into others while texting. Article

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