Huawei is the No. 1 smartphone maker in China; Western Digital buys SanDisk for $19B

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Xiaomi President Bin Lin said his company is considering selling its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phones in the U.S. Recode article

> For the first time, Huawei became the biggest smartphone vendor in China in the third quarter, according to research firm Canalys. Forbes article

> Microsoft's Joe Belfiore is planning to take a leave of absence starting in November. CNET article

> Affirmed Networks is collaborating with HP to create a "carrier grade" OpenStack NFV service platform for mobile networks. Release

> HP is selling its TippingPoint network security business to TrendMicro for $300 million. TechCrunch article

> Verizon is switching its wireless advertising business to McCann Erickson from McGarryBowen. AdAge article

> Western Digital acquired SanDisk for $19 billion. The deal is expected to increase its ability to make flash memory storage chips used in smartphones and tablets. Reuters article

> Ruckus Wireless acquired CloudPath Networks to bolster its Wi-Fi security software portfolio. Release

Cable News

> Google officially launched a new ad-free, subscription-only service called YouTube Red. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier is concerned that the FCC's LifeLine requirement of 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream could prevent some rural customers from being able to use Lifeline for wireline Internet. Article

And finally… Dominos Pizza has modified a Chevy Spark into a mobile pizza oven. Article


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