nTelos, Dish expand wireless Internet trial; Google's relationship with Samsung is worsening, report says

Quick news from around the Web.

> nTelos Wireless and Dish Network have expanded their wireless Internet trial in West Virginia. Article

> According to a new report, the relationship between Google and Samsung is worsening over wearables. Article

> BlackBerry named Marty Beard, a former Sybase executive, as its new COO. Article

> Sony is now selling the Xperia Z2 on its website in the United States. Article

> Samsung is now allowing owners of its original Galaxy Gear to upgrade their device to the Tizen OS. Article

> ZTE said it will use the Google Now launcher on its future Android phones. Article

> Nokia's networks business is expected to report a decline in its profit margin in the second quarter. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Several big names in telecom are considering a plan that would breathe new life into 7,300 payphones in New York City by converting them into free Wi-Fi hotspots. Article

> Four House lawmakers joined together to introduce legislation that would direct the FCC to conduct tests within the 5.9 GHz band to see if more can be opened up for unlicensed Wi-Fi without interfering with current users.  Article

Telecom News

> C Spire has selected Amino's IPTV platform as the foundation for the video service it will deliver across its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) network in its Mississippi serving area. Article

> Google Fiber has been looking at bringing its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) project to the UK, shaking up the country's broadband market that's been dominated by incumbent telco BT, reports The Telegraph. Article

Cable News

> Beset by what are now chronic ratings declines on U.S. linear television, many analysts believe the sale of CNN--a real possibility, with Rupert Murdoch's 21stCentury Fox circling parent company Time Warner Inc.--would generate only a modest purchase price. Article

> According to a new study, only 17 percent of U.S. broadband users are aware of 4K technology. Article

European Wireless News

> KPN appointed the former Dutch Minister of Finance, Jan Kees de Jager, as its new CFO starting Nov. 1, replacing Steven van Schilfgaarde who has been interim CFO since last September. Article

> UK-based EE is set to become the latest European mobile operator to carry out a live trial of LTE Broadcast technology over its LTE network, following similar moves by KPN in the Netherlands and Vodafone in Germany. Article

And finally… Google+ no longer requires users to use their real names. Article