Qualcomm also being investigated in Taiwan; Sprint appoints new regional presidents

More cable news from across the Web:

> Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (AMP) is scheduled to launch in February. The program is Google's effort to increase speeds on mobile websites. TechCrunch article

> Google now supports Apple's AirPlay technology in its Play iOS app. Phone Scoop article

> Taiwan also appears to be investigating Qualcomm's business practices. EE Times article

> AMS has reportedly lost Apple's business. Bloomberg article

> AT&T is quietly offering a buy-one, get-one-free deal for the iPhone 6s. 9to5Mac article

> Samsung responded to an Associated Press article reporting on its approach to treating sick workers, arguing that it is in fact attempting to provide "speedy" aid to those workers and their families. Post

> Google's new family plan supports the purchase of digital music, movies, games and more. Verge article

> Verizon filed an 8K form with the SEC that said that Dan Mead, EVP and president of strategic initiatives, will no longer be responsible for Verizon's strategic initiatives as of Dec. 31 but will continue to report to CEO Lowell McAdam. Article

> Google Wallet now supports sending money by text. Gizmodo article

Telecom News

> A new study from Research and Markets estimates that service provider Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) investments will account for more than $20 billion in revenue by the end of 2020. Article

European Wireless News

> Spain delayed a spectrum auction originally planned for this year until January 2016, when it intends to open the bidding for frequencies in the 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands, reported Spanish newspaper Expansion. Article

> Vodafone Group, Huawei and u-blox claimed a first in the new field of narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology, saying that they sent the first pre-standard NB-IoT message across a live commercial mobile network. Article

Cable News

> A pair of lawsuits filed by Cablevision shareholders over the company's pending acquisition by Altice has been withdrawn. Article

And finally… A new wearable energy generator could use urine to power a wireless transmitter. Article

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