Motorola to ship up to 32M smartphones this year, report says; Nokia to test LTE Broadcasting

Quick news from around the Web.

> According to a new report, Motorola expects to sell between 28 and 32 million smartphones this year, up from about 16 million in 2013. Article

> Rhapsody said its new partnership with T-Mobile US helped it pass the 2 million subscriber mark. Article

> LinkedIn said it redesigned its mobile profiles. Article

> Nokia Networks said it is moving into the LTE Broadcasting space with what it said is the world's first field trial of wide-area TV broadcasting using a single LTE frequency within UHF spectrum. Release

> The Global Mobile Suppliers Association said 10 operators in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and the United States have launched an HD VoLTE service. Release

> Ericsson acquired MetraTech in a move the company said will accelerate its cloud and enterprise billing capabilities. Release

> Facebook is forcing users across the world to download its Messenger app for chatting. Article

> Fitbit said it will now support the Windows Phone platform. Article

> By making its devices so expensive, Apple is losing out on a big part of the world's smartphone market, according to new findings. Article

> Hilton Hotels announced a plan to allow guests to use their smartphones to unlock rooms starting in 2016. Article

> Chinese regulators have opened an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft. Article

> LG announced an 11-inch, Intel-powered notebook/tablet that runs Android 4.2. Article

> Chris Beard is the new CEO of Mozilla. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Meet Jibo, the robot that may become app developers' new best friend. Editor's Corner

> According to Vision Mobile, around one-quarter of developers make nothing from apps. Article

Telecom News

> Ericsson has added another element to its growing OSS/BSS empire by reaching a deal to acquire Boston-based MetraTech, a move that will extend its presence beyond the telecom industry into other emerging markets, including transport and utilities. Article

> Comporium, a regional telco and cable operator, is going to extend its Zipstream 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service to 125 neighborhoods in South Carolina's York and Lancaster countiesService will be sold to residents for $99 per month. Article

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable says it's willing to enter a binding arbitration process to end the negotiating impasse over its recently launched regional sports network, SportsNet LA, after a group of six Southern California lawmakers urged the FCC to intervene in the matter. Article

> Cable One has become the latest MSO to integrate the Netflix app onto the TiVo-enabled HD-DVRs it leases to subscribers. Article

And finally… A new wireless device can see through walls. Article

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