LG plans Oct. 1 smartphone unveiling; Qualcomm touts new Quick Charge technology

More wireless news from across the Web:

> LG Electronics sent out invitations for an Oct. 1 event, at which it could unveil the V10, a smartphone with a secondary "ticker" display. CNET article

> Qualcomm said its new Quick Charge 3.0 technology will let users charge a typical phone from zero to 80 percent in about 35 minutes, compared to conventional mobile devices without Quick Charge that may typically require almost an hour and a half. Release

> Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Life acquired Capsule Technologie, a leading global provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions with more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries. Release

> Facebook is reportedly working on a stand-alone video app that would support 360-degree or "spherical" videos on phones. Wall Street Journal article

> Flickr is showing off an early preview of a virtual reality experience that it hopes to integrate with its photo service. Engadget article

> Tim Wu, the writer and law professor best known for coining the term net neutrality, has joined the office of the New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman. New York Times article

> Facebook announced the release of React Native for Android, a new open-source software project intended to speed up the process of making sophisticated native apps for Android using JavaScript. VentureBeat article

Mobile Developer News

> It takes more work, frankly, to think though the holistic scope of how consumers will come at your service, whether via an app on a smartphone or somewhere else, whether it's a fitness tool or a game. Editor's Corner

> An app hits the point at which it accounts for 50 percent of its total life span in as little as five to six months since installation, according to Adobe. Article

Cable News

> Viacom has fired a salvo in long-running anti-trust litigation with Cablevision, noting that the cable company's argument in the matter has been undermined by contradictory testimony in another unrelated legal case. Article

> His streaming service may be owned by one of the biggest pay-TV operators in North America, but Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch continues to take shots at traditional pay-TV services. Article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink is amplifying its 1 Gbps service rollout with plans to bring the service to parts of six new states in its territory, enabling it to come closer to its goal to enable 700,000 homes by the end of the year. Article

> Frontier is bringing its PC maintenance and storage services to more small businesses by offering a new broadband, PC and content offering called Frontier Secure Broadband for Business. Article

And finally… Chicago's tax on streaming services is getting challenged in court. Article