Line messaging app targets U.S.; AT&T launches LG G Vista phone

Quick news from around the Web.

> Japanese social-messaging app Line is starting to target the United States. Article

> Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi is making the cloud messaging service that it puts on its devices optional for users following security concerns that user information was stored on a remote server in China. Article

> Go inside Apple's internal training program. Article

> AT&T Mobility is launching the LG G Vista smartphone. Post

> Municipal wireless networks used by American police forces to link surveillance cameras and public loudspeakers can be easily hacked into, according to two security researchers. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Google Ventures-funded startup Quettra has raised $2.9 million in a bid to dig up more information on mobile subscribers for advertisers. Article

> Verizon Wireless said it has stored network assets for emergency preparedness disaster recovery (EPDR) within the Kansas/Missouri region 60 feet underground into a 20,000-square-foot cave. Article

Telecom News

> Openreach, BT's access-network unit, is inviting its service-provider customers to participate in a trial in which a drop card will be left by engineers asking for feedback from residential customers. Article

> Telus continues to see strong adoption of its TV and broadband services, adding 23,000 Telus TV subscribers and 15,000 high-speed Internet customers in the second quarter. Article

Cable News

> The ongoing nasty antitrust court battle between Viacom and Cablevision has escalated, with Viacom now alleging that Cablevision committed fraud when the two companies signed a carriage deal in 2012. Viacom wants that contract with the cable company to be rescinded. Article

> Unhappy sports fans won one in their antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Comcast and DirecTV when a federal judge rejected an effort by the defendants to dismiss the case. Article

European Wireless News

> A collaboration between Huawei and South Korean operator LG Uplus could indirectly benefit development of fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology in Europe by leveraging ties between the Chinese vendor and the region, as well as a joint development deal between the European Commission (EC) and South Korea. Article

> Ericsson conducted its first demonstration of a new software feature designed to optimize radio performance and cut signaling traffic in conjunction with Japanese operator SoftBank Mobile. Article

And finally... Microsoft reignited the Mac-vs.-PC conflict with its new Surface Pro 3 ad. Article

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