Google passes Apple as world's biggest brand; Lycamobile Plus reportedly will offer T-Mobile LTE

Quick news from around the Web.

> Google has surpassed Apple as the world's biggest brand, according to Brown Optimor's annual BrandZ list of the 100 most-valuable global brands. Article

> Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 mini. Release

> T-Mobile US will sell the LG G3 for $599 starting later this month. Article

> According to a new report, Microsoft's Windows 9 will automatically adjust according to the size of the screen a user has. Article

> T-Mobile MVNO Lycamobile reportedly plans to launch Lycamobile Plus, which will offer LTE connections. Article

> Sprint's Assurance Wireless is offering more minutes and messages with its plans. Article

> According to Kantar Worldpanel, around 62 percent of those in the United States with smartphones owned an Android device. Article

> According to a new report from the company, Samsung is still working through labor issues in China. Article

> T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia Lumia 635. Article

Mobile Developer News

> If anyone should have felt they had a sure thing in terms of getting "featured" status on the Apple App Store, it should have been Nuzzel. Editor's Corner

> Developers weigh in on Google's Android L. Developer Voices

Telecom News

> Verizon is sweetening the FiOS user experience by giving users access to a two-month virtual concert on demand through a partnership with Music Choice and supplemented with additional concert content from AXS TV and Concert TV. Article

> Frontier Communications may not be a wireless operator, but the telco has launched a new service that allows its business customers to send and receive text messages using their existing phone numbers via a partnership with Zipwhip. Article

Cable News

> NBCUniversal has reportedly placed a hold on its lawsuit against Dish Network over ad-skipping features in the Hopper DVR and has begun negotiations with the satellite carrier. Article

> Like clockwork, Brian Roberts received his latest one-year extension to remain chairman and chief executive officer of Comcast. Article

> Yahoo is stepping up its game in original content by picking up NBC's cancelled "Community" show. Article

And finally… A man has been arrested for threatening to shoot workers at a Verizon Wireless store. Article

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