HTC's next flagship phone to be announced March 1; Microsoft releases 'Denim' update

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> HTC's next flagship phone will be announced March 1. Article

> China's Xiaomi is investing in Indian startups and overseas content. Article

> Government officials in the United Kingdom are complicating BT's plans to offer quad-play services. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co., which sells network infrastuructre equipment in China, said its chief of human resources is missing amid allegations of graft by executives. Article

> Microsoft is rolling out its "Denim" update to its Lumia Windows Phone devices. Article

Telecom News

> Zayo is ramping up its regional fiber network buildout play, announcing that it plans to extend its long haul dark fiber network between Salt Lake City and Sacramento. Article

Cable News

> Dish Network announced that it has come to renewal terms with 21st Century Fox, ending a blackout of Fox News and Fox Business News that had been in place on the satellite carrier since Dec. 20. Article

European Wireless News

> Bouygues Telecom is continuing its quest to strengthen its position on France's mobile market by adding new content services to enhance the attractiveness of its postpaid smartphone plans. Article

> Global mobile connections are projected to increase to almost 9.5 billion in 2019 from around 6.9 billion in 2014, as mobile devices including phones, tablets and connected cars proliferate. Article

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