Intel Capital doles out $22M to 10 startups; Wireless charging groups merge into new 'AirFuel Alliance'

More wireless news from across the Web:

> The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) announced a new combined organization for their wireless charging efforts as well as a new brand: the AirFuel Alliance. Release

> Google's security researchers hunted for bugs in Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge to see how vulnerable the Android code given to OEMs can be. They found 11 vulnerabilities in Samsung's code that could be exploited. IDG News Service article

> Intel Capital announced $22 million in new investments across 10 startups. Release

> Motorola Solutions reported a near-doubling in quarterly profit helped by lower costs and higher sales of its products. Reuters article

> Apple, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet are among the companies doing the most to fight climate change, according to a global ranking from UK nonprofit CDP that grades corporations on their environmental credentials. Bloomberg article

> Apple today made several beta versions of its various operating systems available to developers, including iOS 9.2 beta. PhoneScoop article

> Thanks to an increase in marketing focus and the weakening of brands such as Sony, HTC and Motorola, Huawei was able to rise to become the No. 2 Android brand in Europe, up from sixth place in 2014, according to smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Report

> Bruno Mars will be performing a concert next week in Los Angeles at T-Mobile's latest "uncarrier" event. Release  

Installer News

> Comcast is finding that a number of communities are embracing its Advanced Communities Network program and New Haven, Conn.'s College & Crown development is no different. Article

> While it is expected to kickstart moribund U.S. demand for 4K, the upcoming proliferation of complimentary technology High Dynamic Range (HDR) is going to expose weaknesses in the video industry's cable standard of choice, HDMI. Article

Online Video News

> Looks like Jon Stewart's sojourn away from television is ending soon: The Daily Show veteran has signed a four-year deal with HBO to produce a number of projects, beginning with a series of "short-form digital content" pieces that will appear on HBO Now. Article

> Netflix has been a runaway success for the last few years, but its CEO Reed Hastings admitted there is one threat that always loomed over the SVOD service: TV Everywhere. However, the pay-TV industry's inability to capitalize on its technology meant that operators and distributors have failed to be "relevant for the Internet" as over-the-top providers bloom. Article

European Wireless News

> Cubic Telecom, a global connectivity provider, said it has launched Europe's largest independent LTE platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and connected car services through deals with operators including EE, EIR, Mobistar, Orange, Salt, Tele2 and TIM. Article

> The GSMA has underlined what it deems to be critical spectrum requirements to support the future growth of mobile broadband services across the globe. Article

Cable News

> Comcast has quietly expanded tests of its billing based on usage caps to include four new markets, despite continued controversy over the effort. Article

> CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves told investors that his broadcast network has already hit $1 billion in annual revenue from retransmission and reverse-compensation fees, a year ahead of the media company's anticipated timeline for the benchmark. Article

Telecom News

> Cincinnati Bell is making continued inroads with its Fioptics service, passing an additional 25,800 units with the service during the third-quarter. The service is now available to 408,000 addresses within greater Cincinnati. Article

> FairPoint is seeing its investment in Ethernet services continue to become a key revenue driver to offset ongoing voice service and legacy data services declines, a trend that continued into the third quarter. Article

And finally… Twitter said the star icon on tweets used to express approval has changed into a heart icon. Article

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