NAB files legal brief against FCC's incentive auction; Apple devices reportedly susceptible to hacks

Quick news from around the Web.

> The National Association of Broadcasters launched their legal argument against the FCC and its planned incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, arguing the agency is refusing to follow Congress' "express direction" to protect their industry. Article

> According to a research firm, Apple devices are susceptible to hacks where the hackers get users to install fraudulent apps using the same name as a legitimate app. Article

> Microsoft introduced its new Work & Play Bundle that offers all of its various services, from Xbox Music to Skype Unlimited World, for $199 per year. Article

> Facebook said its Messenger app is now used by 500 million people. Post

> T-Mobile US MVNO Ultra Mobile said its services are now available in Target, Dollar General and Barnes & Noble College stores. Release

> Verizon Wireless is now supporting MMS messages through Google Voice. Article

> Virgin Mobile customers in the UK are getting free access to thousands of hotspots. Article

> Deutsche Telekom announced it will put $621 million toward investing in new startups. Article

Mobile Developer News

> What Apple should look for in its Apple Watch evangelist? Editor's Corner

> Push notifications on smartphone are turning into interactive, functional buttons that can be A/B tested for improved targeting. Article

Telecom News

> Shaygan Kheradpir has resigned from his post as CEO of Juniper following a review the company's board of directors made of his conduct related to a negotiation with one of their customers. Article

> Level 3 is realigning its movement in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and its customer base there by naming Andrew Crouch as the region's president. Crouch, a UK native, has moved back to his homeland country to oversee the EMEA region following Level 3's close of its acquisition of tw telecom on Oct. 31. Article

Cable News

> With President Barack Obama stridently encouraging the FCC to adopt Title II Internet regulation, National Cable Telecommunications Association CEO Michael Powell was among the high-profile cable-industry denizens who let out an equally strident negative response. Article

> Comcast representatives have confirmed that a picture making the Internet rounds is indeed the Cisco Systems-made next-generation gateway for Comcast's X1 platform. Article

European Wireless News

> Facebook revealed that it will launch the Internet.org app in Kenya later this week, marking the third country in Africa to get free access to basic Internet services via the Facebook-led initiative. Article

> In a panel session that asked whether Africa-based operators view over-the-top players as a threat or an opportunity, the answer was overwhelming: OTT players are here to stay and present an opportunity for operators to acquire users and drive network usage. Article

And finally… HTC America inked a new promotion agreement with baseballer Robinson Cano. Release

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