Google rebrands Chromecast app; Apple reportedly in talks to acquire Imagination Technologies

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Intel said the company's former CEO and chairman, Andrew Grove, died at the age of 79. Release

> Google rebranded its Chromecast app as the Google Cast app, and it launched a new website for the service. Droid Life article

> HTC is scheduled to announce its next flagship smartphone April 12 during an online-only event. TechnoBuffalo article

> AT&T and Verizon said they are offering free calls to Belgium in the wake of the terrorist attack there.

> Apple confirmed it held talks with graphics company Imagination Technologies but said it is not planning to purchase the company. Ars Technica article

> According to one analyst firm, IBS is reportedly making progress in its IoT business. TBR post

Mobile Developer News

> Is your app reaching its target audience consistently? And if it isn't, how can you improve your app's engagement, loyalty and satisfaction levels? Feature

> Searching for a new app development tool that combines team messaging, meetings and phone calls in the cloud? Look no further than Cisco Spark, an integrated and cloud-based collaboration service. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Fatbeam, a regional dark fiber provider serving the Pacific Northwest, is seeing dark fiber adoption by schools in its serving area increase by 63 percent. Article

Cable News

> Verizon said it's retiring FiOS TVE apps for Xbox gaming consoles and Samsung smart TVs and Blu-ray players on March 31 because of lack of usage. Article

And finally… Apple said the SE moniker on its new four-inch iPhone stands for Special Edition. Article


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