Google's Nexus 5 could go for $349; USPTO upholds 'Steve Jobs' iPhone patent

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@FierceWireless: RT@gigaom: New York Lawmaker Pushes Bill to Thwart Phone Theft. Article[email protected]

> Google could sell the rumored Nexus 5 smartphone for just $349. Article

> Google's Android version 4.4, dubbed KitKat, could be released Oct. 28. Article

> Qualcomm's Steve Altman will retire. Release

> Chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. warned that growth in smartphones will slow in the future. Article

> HTC released iterations of its One smartphone in China. Article

> The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld all of the claims in the "Steve Jobs" patent for the iPhone. Article

> Sony smartphones in the future could wirelessly recharge in an hour. Article

> Apple said it cannot decrypt iMessages. Article

> InterDigital said its patent licensing business will be housed in its new Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation. Release

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> Verizon said it picked up 135,000 FiOS TV and 173,000 FiOS Internet subscribers in the third quarter, while it lost 117,000 DSL customers. Article

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> AT&T is expanding its business service opportunities in Ohio with new fiber installed into an additional 107 multi-tenant buildings throughout the state. Article

> Google Fiber is putting its planned deployment of a fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Overland Park, Kan., on hold after the city delayed the contract agreement due to a liability concern in the legal agreement between the two parties that needed to be resolved, reports eWeek. Article

And finally… How is Android's co-founder spending Google's money? Article