Gogo to speed up inflight Wi-Fi; IDC: Worldwide tablet shipments to decline 5.9% this year

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Gogo said it plans to offer faster Internet speeds to air travelers following a legal spat with its customer American Airlines over slow service. Network World article

> Virtual reality ads are showing promise. SNL post

> Sprint's Boost Mobile expanded its international roaming options. Prepaid Phone News article

> IDC said worldwide tablet shipments will drop to 195 million units this year, down 5.9 percent from 2015. Release

> Verizon acknowledged its settlement with the FCC over the use of "super cookies," and reiterated a call for the agency to implement new broadband privacy rules. Post

Mobile Developer News

> There are three key takeaways from Microsoft's Xamarin purchase. Editor's Corner

> How can mobile app developers increase an app's shelf life? Feature

Telecom News

> Verizon is confident that its acquisition of XO Communications' fiber assets will give it an array of new dark fiber facilities that can satisfy its wireless densification efforts and enhance its enterprise business. Article

Cable News

> Charter Communications took to the blogosphere and vigorously defended itself as a champion of OTT services following accusations made by HBO parent Time Warner Inc. that the MSO's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Bright House Networks would thwart online video competition. Article

And finally… A patent from Ford points to a movie projector in users' autonomous vehicles. Article