Jasper nets $50M for Internet of things; 71% of men want sponsored data plans

Quick news from around the Web.

> Jasper raised $50 million in funding as it moves from the M2M market to the Internet of things. Release

> RadioShack continues to negotiate with its lenders over plans to close up to 1,100 stores. Article

> According to a new user survey, 71 percent of men and 62 percent of women would use more mobile data if sponsored data plans were available. Release

> In its stores, AT&T wants to focus on experiences rather than phone sales. Article

> Nokia is suspending sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet due to fears of electric shocks. Article

> ZTE's first quarter profit tripled. Article

> LG will reportedly produce its own mobile processors. Article

> Facebook is spreading its services across different apps, rather than collecting them all in one app. Article

> According to a new survey of analysts, Apple sold between 34 million and 42.5 million iPhones in its most recent quarter. Article

> Samsung's fingerprint scanner on its Galaxy S5 smartphone has reportedly been hacked. Article

> Apple is reportedly preparing to introduce song identification services in its iOS platform. Article

> Google's new Chrome Remote Desktop app allows Android users to remotely access their Windows and Mac computers. Article

> Texas Instruments added iBeacon support to its Bluetooth chip. Article

> Google released a new Camera app via the Google Play app store. Article

> Burger King will use technology from AT&T to offer an upgraded, "Whopper Wi-Fi," service in its stores. Release

Wireless Tech News

> Google and Facebook are conjuring up drone magic, but the public has concerns. Editor's Corner

> Motorola Solutions, bolstered by its early success in public-safety LTE, is selling off its enterprise business to Zebra Technologies for $3.45 billion cash, enabling Motorola to focus exclusively on mission-critical communications for government and public-safety customers. Article

Telecom News

> Google Fiber's initial focus of its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service has been on the residential market, but it looks like it is going to finally begin testing a new small business product in Kansas City, reports the Kansas City Business Journal. Article

> A new fiber to the premises (FTTP) joint venture formed by BSkyB, TalkTalk and CityFibre will provide up to 1 Gbps speed broadband in York as a way battle incumbent telco BT with their own broadband network. Article

Cable News

> Smaller cities are facing dilemmas over franchise fees from Charter and Cable One. Article

> Aereo's CEO said the company's service lets customers "think outside the cable bundle." Article

> U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) wants to know what Netflix CEO Reed Hastings thinks about Comcast's plan to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Article

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