HTC's stock rises; Apple accused of 'providing aid to murderers'

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> Novatel Wireless said its MiFi 6620 mobile hotspot can now support Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America (LRA) program. Release

> After pulling the feature, Amazon said it will reinstate encryption functions on its Fire gadgets. Bloomberg article

> A top law enforcement official in New York accused Apple of "providing aid to murderers" because it won't open a back door into its iPhone for law enforcement. 9to5Mac article

> Google is hoping to partner with a wireless carrier in India for its Project Loon effort. Engadget article

> HTC's stock has risen on hopes for its new Vive virtual reality headset. PhoneArena article

Telecom News

> Lumos Networks is putting together a foundation to potentially create a fiber-centric company by the end of the year that would focus on selling wholesale and retail services to carriers and enterprise customers in its territory. Article

Wireless Tech News

> While Globalstar insists Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS) will be compatible with other services, the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) continues to register its concerns about the potential impact of TLPS on Bluetooth Low Energy devices. Article

> Echostar, Hughes Network Systems and Alta Wireless representatives met with FCC officials last week to present their alternative approach to spectrum sharing for the three gigahertz of spectrum between 37 and 40 GHz. Article

European Wireless News

> KPN unveiled a new strategy designed to reduce capex and opex by a further €300 million ($329 million) a year by the end of 2019, bringing total cost savings to at least €750 million by that point compared to 2013. Article

Cable News

> Comcast has acquired local Philadelphia company OneTwoSee for an undisclosed sum, bringing the X1 sports data vendor inhouse. Article

> TiVo's research division released a new report suggesting brands are pennywise, dollar-foolish when they move their advertising dollars out of television. Article

And finally… New underwear purport to protect men against radiation pulses from mobile devices. Article

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