Police must have warrants to search phones, court rules; UpgradeSwap won't buy T-Mobile devices

Quick news from around the Web.

> Although Qualcomm continued to dominate the space, Spreadtrum overtook Intel to capture the No. 3 spot on Strategy Analytics' global cellular baseband processor market share report. Release

> Verizon Wireless announced the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 as the "Family Tablet." Article

> An AT&T executive said that subscriber prices may not decrease as part of the carrier's planned acquisition of DirecTV, but that price increases could slow. Article

> UpgradeSwap said it will no longer purchase used T-Mobile devices because of the carrier's device financing policies. Article

> Shortly after Google offered $150 in credits to customers affected by Verizon Wireless' decision to discontinue offering 100 MB for free per month to Chromebook Pixel users (article) Verizon said it will remedy the situation and provide those users with data. Article

> The head of the Google Play app store discussed how the company is working to make the service better for developers and users. Article

> Barnes & Noble will split into two companies: one for Nooks and one for books. Article

> The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could feature optical image stabilization. Article

> SBA Communications said it inked an agreement with Oi to buy 1,641 wireless sites in Brazil. Release

> The Apple iPhone 6 could launch Sept. 19. Article

> Wearable device maker Misfit said its software will now work on rival smart watch maker Pebble's devices. Article

> The Supreme Court rules unanimously that police must first obtain a warrant before they can search a cell phone of someone they arrest. Article

> Qualcomm acquired fabless semiconductor company Black Sand Technologies. Article

> Trefis estimates Dish Network's spectrum holdings to be worth around $21 billion, and is recommending against a deal between Verizon Wireless and Dish. Article

> Verizon announced its new "Verizon Virtual Visits," which the carrier said provides an easy and cheap way for patients to be seen remotely by a doctor via video on their smartphone, tablet or computer. Release

Online Video News

> Eighteen months after leaving his CEO post at Hulu, Jason Kilar on Tuesday announced a name for his anticipated new content startup, Vessel, as well as some powerful backing. Article

> What's behind the huge spike in bandwidth around live sporting events like the World Cup? A rabid fan base certainly helps, but another key indicator is the ability of those fans to access live events online. Special Report

Telecom News

> According to reports, Google Fiber construction is disrupting Kansas City residents' lives. Article

> The North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative served as a catalyst for AT&T's expanded 1 gigabit Internet delivery, which now will include residents and businesses in Chapel Hill, N.C. Article

Cable News

> Despite slight erosion in markets like the U.S., pay-TV penetration across 138 countries will expand to 886 million households, or 57.1 percent of all homes, by the end of 2014, a jump from 715 million and 49.1 percent in 2010. Article

European Wireless News

> Zain Saudi Arabia said it has signed infrastructure supply contracts worth 4.5 billion riyals (€882 million/$1.2 billion) to develop and expand its network. Article

> Orange has topped the French telecoms regulator's review of network quality in an annual evaluation of mobile operator services, while enfant terrible Free Mobile lagged behind in fourth place. Article

And finally… Japanese scientists introduced robot TV newscasters. Article

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