Huawei announces P8 smartphone; AT&T files suit against net neutrality

Quick news from around the Web.

"Samsung Takes Cue from Apple on Profit Margins http://on.wsj.com/1FJ2Yuo  via @WSJD" --@FierceWireless

> FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly told TV broadcasters that they might be asking for too much money in the upcoming 600 MHz incentive auction of TV broadcasters' spectrum. Article

> Samsung is directing around 200 employees to specifically make screens for Apple devices. Article

> Huawei's new flagship Android smartphone, the P8, combines an all-metal body with an octa-core chip. Article

> AT&T also filed a lawsuit against the FCC's net neutrality guidelines, joining other telecom trade groups in doing so. Article

> Apple purchased LinX, which builds camera technology. Article

> BlackBerry has started rolling out its new Leap smartphone. Article

> Nokia Technologies named Guido Jouret, a former Cisco executive, as its new CTO. Article

> Under the new phone-purchasing plans from AT&T's Cricket, customers can get the new Samsung Galaxy S6 for an initial payment as low as $19.99. Article

> Movidius, a startup focused on image processing, scored $40 million in new funding. Article

Online Video News

> TV broadcasters are finally embracing over-the-top video technology--even if their audience is still in the driver's seat. Editor's Corner

> It's happening: Online video companies are beginning to think about the day when revenue from digital video ads surpasses that of traditional television advertising. And while the sheer amount of money being spent on traditional TV--more than $68.5 billion in 2014 compared to about $6 billion for online video--makes that seem a long way off, some believe it's closer than many think. Article

> Multiscreen provider Adobe Primetime and content delivery network (CDN) provider Akamai are taking their OTT collaboration a step further with the introduction of a server-side dynamic ad insertion (DAI) offering. The providers say it will boost reliability and offer the ability to scale massively. Article

Telecom News

> Global Capacity has responded to its Dallas customers' needs for more cloud connectivity options between data centers by lighting its own fiber ring in the city. Article

> If a recent Goldman Sachs forecast that there will be 28 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 comes true, AT&T and other service providers enabling these connections will have a large security challenge on their hands. Article

Cable News

> After acquiring voice-recognition software startup Veveo for $62 million 14 months ago, Rovi announced a major sale of the technology, embedding it into the video products of Dish Network. Article

> The world of streaming video devices is too fragmented for the good of the pay-TV industry--and is in need of consolidation, according to a top executive with streaming video provider Roku. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone UK, EE and Three UK defended their contract terms after consumer group Which? said UK mobile users are collectively paying £355 million (€493 million/$523 million) per year too much for their contracts. Article

> Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH or SDH in Slovenian) said the process for the sale of a majority stake in Telekom Slovenia is continuing after it received just one bid for a 72.75 per cent stake in the state-owned operator. Article

And finally… @ABI_JoeHoffman: "Telecom Game of Thrones. Don't expect a Red Wedding for #Nokia #AlcatelLucent, only a flesh wound. But Never Say Never."

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