Microsoft buys mobile email company Acompli; Apple shares drop 6%

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> Microsoft said it acquired mobile email provider Acompli. Post

> U.S. Cellular said it sold $275 million of its senior notes in an effort to raise money for "general corporate purposes, including potential spectrum purchases and capital expenditures." Release

> Samsung said it will sell its fiber optics business to Corning. Article

> Gemalto said it teamed with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom to provide NFC services in the country. Article

> Apple shared dropped 6 percent in unusual Wall Street trading. Article

> Xiaomi's smartphones launched in Indonesia. Article

> A class action lawsuit involving T-Mobile US' MetroPCS has been remanded back to a state court. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Have we reached "peak app?" Editor's Corner

> Twitter's decision to track other apps on smartphones has riled up developers. Industry Voices

Telecom News

> Colocation revenues continue to rise, a trend that Synergy Research Group said continued into the third quarter with the United States, Japan, United Kingdom and China being the dominant regions of growth. Article

> Cisco has teamed with Bosch and ABB to form a joint venture to develop and operate what they say is an open software platform targeting smart home devices and applications. Article

Cable News

> Rentrak said Tuesday that it has closed its purchase of U.S. TV measurement service Kantar Media, paying advertising conglomerate WPP $128 million for the asset, which is $30 million more than what was reported when the deal was announced in early October. Article

> Dish Network continues to grind its way through a complex, three-pronged web of program-licensing negotiations, carving out a short-term extension on Tuesday that keeps four Comcast-owned regional sports networks on the satellite service's program guide. Article

And finally… Former Apple executive Steve Wozniak will star in a reality TV show about gadgets. Article

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