Motorola had intended to add fingerprint scanner to Nexus 6; T-Mobile is adding 700 MHz support to phones

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Auction Watch: After 306 rounds, the last of which included 12 new bids, the FCC's AWS-3 auction has raised a total of $44.881 billion in provisionally winning bids. Page. AWS-3 auction primer.

> Motorola had intended to add fingerprint scanners to its phones, but Apple acquired fingerprint scanning vendor AuthenTec before it could. Article

> CommScope is reportedly nearing a purchase of TE Connectivity's network equipment business for around $3 billion. Article

> The Google Wallet service is getting more features thanks to the Instant Buy API and WePay. Article

> T-Mobile US is adding support for 700 MHz spectrum to its phones. Article

Mobile Developer News

> The makers of Monument Valley have charted their climb to the top of the charts. Editor's Corner

> How are iOS developers handling Apple's new refund policy in the European Union? Feature

Telecom News

> Google Fiber is going to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service to four new metro areas, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing two people close to the issue. Article

> Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones. Article

Cable News

> Letters from politicians to the FCC supporting Comcast's purchase of Time Warner Cable have been ghostwritten by Comcast PR executives, according to The Verge. Article

> Comcast CEO Brian Roberts called a top Obama aide late last year in an unsuccessful attempt to dissuade the President from endorsing strident Title II-based Internet regulation. Article

And finally… Kim Kardashian is staring in T-Mobile's Super Bowl ad. Article


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