New York library lending Sprint hotspots; Apple's U.S. market share grows just 0.7%

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> The New York Library will start lending Sprint Wi-Fi hotspots. Article

> Qualcomm announced a new chipset reference design for 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and Advanced Network Processing. Release

> Apple's share of the U.S. market grew just 0.7 percent during the three months preceding Oct. 31, a period that included the release of the company's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Article

> Mozilla reportedly wants to put its Firefox browser onto Apple's iOS devices. Article

> Wearable device company Misfit raised $40 million in funding from Xiaomi and others. Article

> Digital payments company Stripe raised $70 million in new funding. Article

> Boost Mobile and Sprint customers can now send eGift cards to their friends and family from the Boost Mobile Wallet and Sprint Money Express applications. Release

Online Video News

> Ten percent of U.S. households bought a streaming media device in 2014 with Roku the leading choice, a survey by Parks Associates says. Article

> Nielsen's new Total Audience Report has confirmed a trend that most industry observers believe: Online video streaming viewing went up 60 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of this year while traditional television viewing dropped 4 percent during the same time period. Article

Telecom News

> TDS Telecom is now offering its growing 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) product in Mt. Juliet and La Vergne, Tenn., two markets where it had already offered fiber-based 100 Mbps broadband service. Article

> MetTel, a competitive provider focused on serving business customers, has reached a new agreement with AT&T to extend their wholesale voice services agreement through 2017, enabling it to continue offering services to customers without fear of disruption. Article

Cable News

> CBS threatened Tuesday to remove its owned and operated stations and Showtime from Dish Network if renewals for retransmission and carriage aren't completed by Thursday at 7 p.m. EST. Article

European Wireless News

> Telenor and TeliaSonera plan to merge their Danish operations in what analysts say is a "credible strategic solution" to TDC's domination of the market, however, the move faces close regulatory scrutiny due to a potential marginalization of Three Denmark (3). Article

> As the quad-play debate takes grip across Europe, latest figures from Portugal show that a growing number of consumers there are signing up for bundles of three, four, or even five telecoms services combined within a single plan. Article

And finally… Verizon's tech news website, SugarString, has been shuttered. Article

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