LG to use WebOS in all smart TVs; AT&T's Cricket to sell Galaxy S5 for $539.99

Quick news from around the Web.

> WiLAN has sued Apple over 4G technology. Article

> Over the next five years, 700 million wearable devices will be shipped for a global annual market worth $47.4 billion, according to a new report from ON World. Release

> LG will use the WebOS operating system to power all of its smart TVs starting next year. Article

> Opera Software released an overhauled version of its Opera Mini web browser for the iPhone. Article

> Apple introduced a slightly redesigned iPod touch for $199. Article

> MCube raised a new $37 million funding round to improve accelerometers. Article

> Apple's shift away from Samsung as a components supplier for the iPhone is boosting Taiwan's position as a manufacturing powerhouse against South Korea. Article

> According to Akamai Technologies, average mobile connection speeds ranged from 1 Mbps in Argentina to 14.7 Mbps in South Korea in the first quarter. Release

> India's Micromax is selling around 3 million phones a month (including 1 million smartphones) and is looking to expand into Europe. Article

> AT&T's Cricket is selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $539.99 after a mail-in rebate. Release

Wireless Tech News

> The U.S. TV white space (TVWS) arena might soon see the arrival of the fifth FCC-approved database coordinator after Comsearch wrapped up a 45-day trial of its system. Article

> Lots of companies are partnering up to figure out what 5G is and how it will be deployed. One of the newest collaborations is between test-and-measurement vendor Agilent Technologies and China Mobile Communications Research Institute (CMRI), the R&D arm of the world's largest mobile operator. Article

Telecom News

> Telstra and the NBN Co. have entered a $121 million agreement where they will connect 260,000 Australian premises with fiber to the node (FTTN) technology, an approach favored by the government's Coalition party. Article

> Frontier Communications said it has hammered out a new labor contract with the Communications Workers of America District 1 (CWA) union that represents employees in the Connecticut region, where it will expand its presence via its pending acquisition of AT&T's wireline operations. Article

Cable News

> The Society of Cable Television engineers announced a plan Thursday to provide cable system operators with new standards, technology, solutions and training to significantly cut the energy use and cost of their networks by 2020. Article

> Charter Communications has announced the hiring of veteran Cablevision Systems executive James Nuzzo as executive VP of business planning. Article

And finally… A former Verizon Wireless employee has been sentenced to two years in jail for stealing 900 phones. Article

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