Obama reportedly meets with Stephenson, Cook and others over surveillance; NII Holdings sells Latin American towers to American Tower

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@FierceWireless: Via @WSJ: Samsung to Buy Germany's Novaled. Article[email protected]

> President Obama reportedly met with Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives to discuss the government's surveillance programs. Article

> In a new survey 70 percent of operators surveyed said that legacy, IN-based charging systems will be replaced within the next four years with real-time online charging systems. Release

> AT&T Mobility launched its new "AT&T Study Abroad," a new roaming sceme for students and teachers. Post

> NII Holdings said it will sell 2,790 towers in Brazil and 1,666 towers in Mexico to American Tower Corporation for $413 million and $398 million, respectively. Release

> Asus plans a "MeMOFone" with a 5-inch screen. Article

> Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless reported earnings above Wall Street expectations. Article

> Billionaire investor Carl Icahn increased his holdings in speech-recognition company Nuance. Article

> Best Buy is offering sales on popular items like the iPhone 5 and Microsoft Surface Pro. Article

Mobile Content News

> Six months after Samsung Electronics first announced Wallet, its response to Apple's Passbook for iOS, the Android application is now available to U.S. consumers via the Google Play digital storefront. Article

> Google is retooling its Wallet mobile commerce platform, halting support for gift and loyalty cards. Article

> A month after rolling out a new version of its popular Maps application introducing a dedicated user interface for tablets alongside new search and discovery features, Google is continuing the revamp by delivering more relevant advertisements inspired by local search traffic. Article

Cable News

> Verizon could one day rely on laser transmitters to deliver video to multiple rooms in FiOS TV subscriber homes, according to technology it disclosed in a patent application published Thursday. Article

> With Time Warner Cable's blackout of CBS Corp. TV stations in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas approaching the one-week mark, the MSO said Thursday that subscribers who want to watch pre-season football games should turn to NFL Network. Article

And finally… Dish Network made at least $76 million from the transaction between SoftBank and Sprint. Article

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