Google may be in talks to buy InMobi; Samsung reportedly boosts Galaxy S6 production targets

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> Apple draws so many consumers that it lifts sales by 10 percent at the malls in which it operates, giving Apple the clout to negotiate lower rent. Article (sub. req.)

> Google is reportedly in initial talks to buy Indian mobile startup InMobi. Article

> Verizon inked a deal with AwesomenessTV for more than 200 hours of original content that Verizon plans to distribute to mobile users later this year. Article

> Samsung Electronics is reportedly raising its April production target for its new Galaxy S phones. Article

> Swiss watch makers are quietly gearing up with smart watches of their own. Article

> Android Wear will get Wi-Fi support and gesture controls in the next software release for the wearables OS. Article

> Motorola Mobility is letting users customize the look of the Moto 360 smart watch. Article

> Marriott is claiming to be the first hotel chain to accept Apple Pay. Article

> Dropbox says it fixed a security flaw that affected its Android users. Article

> Google's new Calendar app is now available for the iPhone. Article

> Paul Ceglia, who sued Facebook for ownership of the company, has gone missing from his home. Article

Online Video News

> HBO's decision to launch its standalone streaming video service, HBO Now, exclusively on Apple TV--with first availability in early April--has rearranged the streaming space by giving Apple exclusive rights to a premier content provider and leaving competing players Netflix, Amazon Prime and Roku to look on. For now. Article

> A report from TiVo's Digitalsmiths for the fourth quarter concluded that consumers aren't rushing to use TV Everywhere applications from their pay TV providers. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T says that its willingness to bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) to more communities is being driven by both a mix of customer demand and more favorable local government laws that eliminate barriers to building out service. Article

> Masergy is giving its multi-site customers another option to bring more of their locations onto one network by offering its Network as a Service (NaaS) self-service option. Article

Cable News

> CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves won't say exactly how many subscribers his company's new over-the-top platform, CBS All Access, has. But he did say the service has surpassed Sling TV, the new OTT platform launched by Dish Network last month, which has reportedly gathered more than 100,000 customers. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone UK plans to offer commercial voice services over Wi-Fi and LTE networks from this summer, as the operator vies with rivals to be first to market with services designed to improve the availability and quality of voice calls over mobile data networks. Article

> Iliad lived up to its promise of launching a new offer for Free fixed-line subscribers, but fears that the company's Free Mobile unit would start yet another price war on the French mobile market appear to be unfounded--at least for now. Article

And finally… Google CFO Patrick Pichette is retiring to spend more time with his family. No, really. Article

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