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> Nokia was reportedly developing a smart watch codenamed "Moonraker" that leveraged many of the aesthetics of the modern Windows Phone design, but Microsoft killed the project. Article

> Sprint started deploying Mako Networks' LTE Gateway product for handling secure mobile payments. Release

> According to Localytics, roughly a quarter of apps were abandoned after a single use. Article

> AT&T Mobility will reportedly soon launch the Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640XL smartphones. Article

> Alibaba will launch an online video streaming service in China in about two months, hoping to emulate Netflix. Article

> Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter unexpectedly quit on Monday. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Qualcomm relatively quietly introduced a standalone version of LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) that it is developing, called MuLTEfire, which does not rely on any licensed spectrum. Article

> If you're looking for the latest and greatest on software-defined networking (SDN), the Open Networking Summit (ONS) in Santa Clara, Calif., is the place to be this week. Article

Cable News

> A group of smaller broadcasters has filed an emergency petition against DirecTV with the FCC, claiming the satellite TV operator isn't negotiating retransmission licensing in good faith. Article

> Huawei said it teamed with Danish telecom carrier TDC Group to produce an 840 Mbps downstream transmission speed using 96 MHz broadband during a recent DOCSIS 3.1 field trial. Article

Telecom News

> Level 3 suffered a fault on its fiber network on Friday that slowed down Internet services in a number of U.S. markets and four European countries--including the UK, France, Germany and Italy. Article

> While AT&T and Comcast continue to grab headlines with their 1 and 2 Gbps plans, alternative providers NTS and Tucows' Ting are also hot on the FTTH expansion trail, announcing that they are bringing 1 Gbps service to more areas of Texas and Virginia. Article

European Wireless News

> Orange CEO Stephane Richard expressed deep regret over what he called a misinterpretation of comments regarding the operator's desire to pull out of Israel in a meeting with the nation's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Article

> Cloud services were tipped to be included in new data protection rules that are expected to be finalized by the European Union today. Article

And finally… The lead contractors on Apple's "Spaceship" campus are reportedly leaving the project. Article

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