iPhone 6 could hit in September; Waze gets sued in Israel

Quick news from around the Web.

> The new iPhone, expected to be called the iPhone 6, will reportedly be offered in 4.7- and 5.5-inch versions starting in September. Article

> Verizon Communications joined the Open Invention Network, a patent protection consortium that promotes patent collaboration among its members and uses its patent portfolio to protect Linux from patents attacks. Article

> Waze is being sued in Israel. Article

> AT&T Mobility revealed the PadFone X's hardware specs, but still has not given a release date. Article

> Mozilla employees are publicly telling new CEO Brendan Eich that he needs to "step down" because he had donated money to California's Proposition 8 against same-sex marriage and political candidates who supported it. Article

> Roku CEO Anthony Wood said Apple TV is a money-loser. Article

> Amazon said it does not plan to offer a free TV and music-video streaming service. Article

European Wireless News

> The European Commission has dropped its threat to launch an investigation into alleged dumping by Huawei and ZTE, although the European Union's executive body said it still needs more time to determine if an investigation into illegal subsidies is required. Article

> Altice may have been granted a three-week exclusivity period to discuss its take-over offer for SFR, but Bouygues is clearly not giving up and continues to put pressure on Vivendi to consider its offer. Article

> Keith Mallinson argues that fixed-mobile convergence is back in fashion and could actually succeed this time. Industry Voices

Cable News

> Comcast might not be able to close the Time Warner Cable acquisition until the end of 2015, and even if it succeeds, the value of Comcast stock may be "reduced and uncertain," Charter Communications said in a proxy statement aimed at convincing TWC investors to reject the Comcast offer. Article

> New Charter Communications SVP of Video Products Gary Schanman will see several familiar faces at his new job, as he is one of at least six Cablevision veterans to join CEO Tom Rutledge at the MSO. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon has made Palo Alto, Calif., as the main site to conduct research and development for its growing data analytics practice. Article

> Telcos could bear the burden of collecting phone records if a proposed National Security Agency's U.S. phone-data surveillance program is approved by Congress. Article

And finally...Google Glass got knocked by designer Marc Newson, who just so happens to be a friend of Apple's Jony Ive. Article

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