iPhone 6 outselling 6 Plus by 3-to-1 margin, report says; Verizon tweaks ETF details

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Auction Watch: The FCC's AWS-3 auction has raised $2.85 billion in provisionally winning bids. Page. AWS-3 auction primer.

> The BlackBerry Classic phone is now available for pre-order. Article

> Sprint expanded its leasing program to iPads. Article

> According to a new report, Apple's iPhone 6 is outselling its iPhone 6 Plus by 3-to-1 margin in United States. Article

> The U.S. government warned iPhone and iPad users about the "Masque Attack" that could be used to steal their personal data. Article

> Mavenir Systems said it will purchase Stoke. Release

> Nvidia launched its Grid streaming-games service for its Shield tablet. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon will pay $1.375 million to settle a complaint by Maryland customers who say the company misrepresented FiOS costs. The telco also agreed to pay a $250,000 state penalty and $75,000 in costs. Article

> While most telecommunications customers want faster high-speed Internet service and better wireless connections, residents of rural Hopewell Township, N.J., would be happy if their landlines worked. And they've appealed to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to make Verizon do something about it. Article

Cable News

> Conspicuously launching without the two biggest operators in the Internet video market, a group of 17 MVPDs, programmers and technology vendors have formed a new industry trade group, the Streaming Video Alliance. Article

> DirecTV became the first U.S. pay-TV operator to offer 4K/Ultra HD programming, delivering a seemingly random set of Paramount theatrical titles and K2 Productions nature documentaries to subscribers equipped with Genie DVRs and Samsung 4K televisions. Article

European Wireless News

> Bouygues Telecom and Iliad's latest financial results continue to reflect the effect of France's fierce mobile price wars. Article

> Ofcom's first research into mobile broadband performance since its 4G auction in 2013 shows LTE delivers much higher speeds than 3G, but there are considerable differences in performance between operators and cities. Article

And finally… IBM plans to help build 100+ petaflop supercomputers for the Department of Energy. Article

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