Google X reportedly working on better batteries; Nissan shows off AT&T-powered cars

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> The FCC's net neutrality rules have been published in the Federal Register. Article

> The Google X lab is reportedly working on better smartphone battery technology. Article

> Apple is reportedly talking to Taylor Swift and other famous singers for a rumored upgrade to its Beats streaming music service. Article

> More reported pictures of the forthcoming LG G4 have surfaced on the Internet. Article

> Nissan showed off a range of connected car services via its existing deal with AT&T Mobility. Article

Wireless Tech News

> New America's Open Technology Institute (OTI) is warning the FCC that its proposed rules for the 3.5 GHz band could allow the spectrum to be used in an anti-competitive manner. Article

> After complaining that U.S. regulators were dragging their feet when it comes to approving drone tests, Amazon received the go-ahead to begin new outdoor tests of its Prime Air drones. The approval covers a period of two years. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have extended the contract between the CWA and AT&T's Midwest and Legacy T workers until April 14 at 12 p.m. EST to allow more time for negotiations between the two parties. The original contract expired April 11 at 12 a.m. Article

Cable News

> With pay-TV operators viewing the new over-the-top service HBO Now as a disruptive, cannibalistic product, HBO parent company Time Warner Inc. has launched a charm campaign focused on cable, satellite and IPTV companies. Article

> Comcast CEO Brian Roberts received a 5.1 percent raise in 2014, to $32.96 million in total compensation, while his counterpart at Cablevision, James Dolan, saw his total pay spike 40 percent, to $23.7 million. Article

European Wireless News

> Saudi Arabia continues to boast the largest telecoms and enterprise IT market in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA), although total mobile and fixed services revenues declined in 2014 for the first time in a decade. Article

> Ericsson on Monday announced it had won a six-year contract to upgrade Orange Polska's OSS systems, and separately unveiled a fresh collaboration in the field of 5G research. Article

And finally… Donald Trump and T-Mobile CEO John Legere held what was described as an "epic Twitter smackdown." Article

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