McDonalds to install Qi wireless charging in some UK stores; Verizon to sell Galaxy Note Edge

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> McDonalds in the UK plans to install the Qi wireless charging technology in some of its stores. Article

> Apple hired a former HP executive to lead its corporate sales. Article

> Nokia sold 20,000 N1 tablets in four minutes, according to a report. Article

> Alcatel OneTouch is offering direct online sales in the United States. Article

> Android 5.0, dubbed Lollipop, is running less than 0.1 percent of Android devices. Article

> Verizon Wireless plans to sell Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge. Article

> The YotaPhone 2 will be released in the U.S. market. Article

> Apple said its App Store sales jumped 50 percent in 2014. Article

> AT&T plans to demonstration LTE Broadcast technology Monday at the College Football Championship. Post

> Facebook acquired video compression startup vendor QuickFire. Article

Telecom News

> The enterprise market's ongoing adoption of SIP trunking is driving up the deployment of enterprise session border controllers (eSBC), as revenue rose by 11 percent to $73 million in the third quarter of 2014, according to a new Infonetics report. Article

> TalkTalk has set a goal to offer 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to 50-60 percent of UK homes and business premises via its partnership with CityFibre and Sky, a move that will enable it to lessen its dependency on BT's Openreach last mile network. Article

Cable News

> Fox News' total audience performance has declined by 21.4 percent since its parent company removed it from 14 million Dish Network homes on Dec. 20, according to Nielsen ratings data pulled exclusively for FierceCable by the research department of a leading media agency. Article

> Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said Wednesday that the SVOD service will resist pressure to release the audience performance of its programming "for as long as we can." Article

European Wireless News

> Arcep, the regulatory body for France's telecoms industry, could get a new president next week depending on the outcome of a decision by the French parliament on Tuesday Jan. 13. Article

> Some 96 LTE networks were launched in 27 countries in 2014, taking the total number of commercial LTE networks to 360 in 124 countries by the end of the year according to latest figures released by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). Article

And finally… Google reportedly wants to sell auto insurance. Article

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