Google reaches EU settlement; Microsoft inks deal, investment with foursquare

Quick news from around the Web.

> RadioShack will reportedly close 500 stores. Article

> Apple is teaming up with Google in a call to end what they describe as frivolous patent lawsuits. Article

> Mobile payments company Isis is offering a new 20 percent back promotion through Wells Fargo. Release

> HTC is reportedly considering the addition of a second rear camera to its One smartphone successor. Article

> LG Electronics will reportedly install image-stabilization technology and 4K support on its G2 Pro smartphone. Article

> Google reached a settlement with the European Union over an antitrust probe into the search giant. Article

> Sprint added push-to-talk functions to six phones through an app. Article

> Samsung Electronics appointed Giuseppe (Beppe) Donagemma as the head of Samsung Networks Europe. Release

> Microsoft inked a commercial deal with foursquare, and will also invest in the company. Article

> The head of Google's advertising business, Susan Wojcicki, will reportedly now head up the company's YouTube business. Article

Online Video News

> Like Fox did with the Super Bowl, NBC Sports will use the Winter Olympics as an opportunity to promote its TV Everywhere app. Article

> It's time to buy a Chromecast, but don't expect home-video nirvana. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Masergy is giving its North American customers another option to get to the cloud by offering access to Amazon's Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect. Article

> Cologix is establishing a presence in Ohio's data center market, announcing that it has closed a deal to acquire DataCenter.BZ in Columbus, Ohio. Article

Cable News

> Google Fiber is beginning to install fiber huts in Shawnee, Kan., bringing it closer to launching its 1-Gig Internet and pay TV service in the Kansas City suburb. Article

> Turner Broadcasting said Tuesday that it is adding an hour to the Adult Swim programming block on Cartoon Network, and that it'll begin selling advertising on Boomerang, the network that includes classic cartoons such as "Tom and Jerry" and "Scooby Doo." Article

European Wireless News

> Moody's Investors Service has no plans to upgrade VimpelCom's credit rating, despite stating that an updated financial strategy from the operator is a credit positive move. Article

> Roaming is fast becoming a key service for operators. Editor's Corner

> Vodafone has extended a UK consumer small-cell service into the enterprise market, in a bid to help resolve in-building coverage problems for medium and large companies. Article

And finally… Why did the Red Hot Chili Peppers fake their Super Bowl performance? Article

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