Huawei confirms internal corruption probe; Apple to expand iPhone 6, 6 Plus sales on Sept. 26

Quick news from around the Web.

> The number of merchants with point-of-sale terminals that support Near Field Communications technology is likely to boom ahead of an October 2015 deadline to support EMV credit cards with embedded chipsets to prevent fraud, all of which should help Apple Pay. Article

> Apple Pay could seriously hurt PayPal. Article

> Huawei dismissed as a "routine investigation" an internal corruption probe, which found that 116 of its employees may have been involved in corruption.  Article

> The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user communications as part of the National Security Agency's controversial Prism program. Article

> Apple will expand the number of countries in which it is selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Sept. 26. Article

> nTelos Wireless will start selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Sept. 26. Release

> The world's top watch makers have been largely dismissive of the Apple Watch. Article

Healthcare professionals and fitness fanatics are not that impressed with the Apple Watch's capabilities either. Article

> Google is giving application buyers two hours to decide if they want to return apps. Article

> Windows 9's new Start menu was demonstrated on a video. Article

> LG Electronics will start selling new mid-range L-Series phones. Article

Telecom News

> Windstream today may not see cable as a major competitor in the larger business space that it plays in today, but the pending multi-billion dollar merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable could pose new challenges. Article

> CenturyLink plans to pass an additional 300,000 homes with its Prism IPTV service this year. Article

Cable News

> Verizon Communications expects to launch its own Internet-based video service by the middle of 2015. Article

> Ericsson opened a new front in its multiscreen strategy, launching MediaFirst, an extension of its Mediaroom IPTV platform that will enable the company to target cable and satellite pay-TV operators as well as its current base of telco/IPTV providers. The provider is demonstrating the new service here at IBC 2014. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said Liberty Global could be a good fit for the UK-based operator at the right price, and also indicated that some sort of "transformational M&A" could be considered in the future. Article

> Information on price plans for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus started to trickle through on Friday morning, although it seemed that some trigger-happy Apple fans may have been causing problems for operator web sites--at least in the UK. Article

> Will Apple Pay be a good thing or bad development for European operators? Editor's Corner

And finally… T-Mobile's John Legere on Sprint: 'Put a fork in it. They're done.' Article