Qualcomm adds anti-malware tools to Snapdragon 820; NSA gets backing from federal appeals court

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Microsoft avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business after the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute with InterDigital. Bloomberg article

> A federal court in Washington dealt a setback Friday to an activist's lawsuit against the government over the legality of the National Security Agency's call records program. Washington Post article

> Qualcomm said the Snapdragon 820 processor will contain new anti-malware tools to protect smartphone users from threats. Release

> Location-based service revenues are forecasted to increase from $11.56 billion (€10.3 billion) in 2014 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.5 percent to $39 billion (€34.8 billion) in 2020. Release

> The Ericsson-led IRIS project has produced a silicon photonics switch designed for housing thousands of optical circuits on a single chip. Release

> LG Electronics released a luxury-style smart watch, the Urbane Watch Luxe, which will be available for around $1,200 starting at the end of October. Release

> The next-generation Apple TV will reportedly cost between $149 and $199, a big  jump from its current price of $69, but will also reportedly support Apple's streaming TV service, which is expected to debut next year. 9to5Mac article 

> Qualcomm Life is collaborating with Davita Healthcare Partners and P2Link to develop chronic care management solutions powered by Qualcomm Life's 2net Device Connectivity Platform and HealthyCircles Care Coordination Platform. Release

Wireless Tech News

> Verizon may be working on a device that could pick up on ultrasonic frequencies and digitally translate them into messages. Article

> The founder of a Redwood City, Calif., company that supplies Internet of Things (IoT) software for brands like Whirlpool and Maytag says he doesn't differentiate between the industrial IoT and the consumer IoT -- it's more like one big IoT. Article

European Wireless News

> Iliad said profits rose sharply in the first six months of 2015 as the enfant terrible of the French telecoms sector continued to build its mobile market share and expand network coverage. Article

> TeliaSonera and Telenor plan to make deeper concessions to secure European Union approval for a proposed joint venture in Denmark, because commitments submitted on Aug. 12 have reportedly failed to convince regulators. Article

Cable News

> The National Association of Broadcasters, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) and the local Minnesota Franchise Authority have filed suit in federal court in order to stop a June "effective competition" ruling, which presumes competition for cable operators in every market. Article

> Illustrating a changing tide in the SVOD distribution business, pay-TV programmer Epix has shifted on-demand streaming of its content from Netflix to Hulu. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon is not accepting funding of $144 million total per year for six years to expand broadband in the rural areas it serves from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), fueling new rumors that it's considering a sale of another large piece of its wireline asset portfolio. Article

> CenturyLink has won a contract from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to provide managed IP-based voice service for the agency's 400-plus statewide locations, illustrating its growing presence in the managed voice services market. Article

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