Outgoing FCC commissioner bemoans net neutrality; Sony Xperia ZL selling for $719

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> Departing FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell said the agency's biggest recent failure was its passage of net neutrality regulations. Article

> HTC's marketing chief is planning a bold approach. Article (sub. req.)

> Vodafone's market capitalization has increased as investors consider a merger with Verizon Communications or an agreement about selling its share in Verizon Wireless to be increasingly likely. Article

> The Sony Xperia ZL is going on sale in the United States for $719. Article

> Nokia is resisting Google's VP8 codec. Article

> Cisco was ordered to pay $70 million in a patent case. Article

> Oracle will purchase Tekelec. Article

Mobile Content News

> Yahoo has acquired Summly, a London-based mobile software startup promising consumers more efficient access to online news content. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Article

> Shazam has hired Daniel Danker to fill its newly created Chief Product Officer position. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Wi-Fi offloading is becoming a bigger factor in emerging markets as operators seek ways to handle the onslaught of data traffic impacting their mobile networks. Article

> Clearwire MVNO FreedomPop has partnered with Connect2Compete, a national nonprofit targeting the digital divide, to provide free and low-cost wireless Internet services to low-income residents. Article

> The San Francisco 49ers are aiming to outfit their new football stadium with a public Wi-Fi network that will enable all 68,500 of the venue's attendees to connect simultaneously without suffering slowdowns in uploads or downloads. Article

European Wireless News

> Deutsche Telekom announced the availability of the Joyn platform to all its iPhone users, giving them access to the operator-supported messaging platform along with Android customers, who already had access to the service via a downloadable app. Article

> Vivendi is considering splitting off its French mobile network subsidiary, SFR, into a separate company, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

And finally… BlackBerry Z10 torn apart. Article

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