Mobile phone use outpaces TV use; Samsung reportedly planning smart watch with SIM card

Quick news from around the Web.

> The NFC Forum said HCE technology is an "exciting development." Release

> According to a new study, the use of mobile phones is outpacing the use of TVs. Article

> Samsung is reportedly developing a smart watch that would use a SIM card. Article

> China Mobile posted its first annual earnings decline in more than a decade. Article

> Google Search can now access a phone's camera. Article

> According to new numbers from Flurry, Android and iOS are relatively evenly matched among mobile gamers. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Google, AT&T and Verizon have shared vision for a 3.5 GHz framework. Article

> GE announced that it is working with development partners to license a proprietary process for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) that can be used to create tiny radio-frequency switches for wireless devices as well as network infrastructure. Article

Telecom News

> FirstLight Fiber has begun offering its wholesale Ethernet Access service throughout its entire footprint serving upstate New York and northern New England. Article

> The U.S. Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., has enlisted CenturyLink to help with its voice, data and network telecommunications infrastructure service. Article

Cable News

>  DirecTV said that it is looking at venues for a new form of boxing programming debuting this summer. Article

> IP video technology provider aioTV has developed a 4K version of its Passbox application platform that could be used to deliver Ultra HD programming to subscribers using both traditional pay TV and over-the-top video services. Article

And finally… Airbnb could be valued as high as $10 billion. Article

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