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> The FCC has rejected requests to delay the implementation of the agency's new net neutrality rules. Article

> Google is hinting at ways it will increase revenues it gains through mobile searches, including allowing searchers to order food from search results. Article

> Amazon updated its Fire phone to Android version KitKat. Article

> Apple announced new efforts to improve its environmental practices in China. Release

> China's smartphone market is showing signs of slowing. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Cisco is joining more than 130 vendors and service providers in the Intel Network Builders ecosystem, several of which demonstrated solutions at the NFV World Congress event in San Jose, Calif., last week. Article

> Cisco Systems, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are preparing to test the "listen, detect and avoid" protocol in the dedicated short range communications (DSRC) 5.9 GHz band, according to an FCC filing. Article

Telecom News

> Level 3 has signed a new bilateral IP interconnection network agreement with AT&T, one of the latest pacts the competitive provider has made with a Tier 1 U.S. telco. Article

Cable News

> Blackouts associated with carriage disputes continued to take a toll on Dish Network in the first quarter, with the satellite operator losing 134,000 customers to start the year. Article

> Comcast has named Carlyle Group executive Michael Cavanagh its new chief financial officer, replacing Michael Angelakis who is shifting to oversee the company's new strategic investment unit. Article

European Wireless News

> Tele2 launched a new platform for companies of all sizes that wish to embrace the potential offered by machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). Article

> Qualcomm's rivals were ordered to provide details of the company's licensing program to the European Commission (EC) by mid-May, as part of an antitrust probe of the U.S. chip maker. Article

And finally… "Scientists figured out how many pieces of paper it would take to print the entire internet." Article

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