Qualcomm could face antitrust probe in EU; Intel announces 'world's smallest standalone 3G modem'

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> According to a new report, Qualcomm could face an antitrust probe in the European Union sparked by rival Nvidia. Article

> Amazon surprised the industry by buying Twitch, the company that streams videos of people playing video games. Google had been expected to purchase Twitch. Article

> Verizon Wireless appears to have rebranded its fixed LTE product from Home Fusion to LTE Internet (Installed). Article

> Intel announced what it is calling the "world's smallest standalone 3G modem," the XMM 6255, which the company said is just 300 mm2 in size and is suitable for the Internet of Things industry. Post

> Samsung is reportedly working on a circular Gear smart watch that could also include a spot for a SIM to support cellular connectivity. Article

> Backers of the wireless charging standard Qi said that companies such as Deloitte, Facebook, Google, Lexus, Texas Instruments and Verizon Wireless have deployed Qi wireless charging in corporate locations or products. Release

> Sprint's Boost Mobile said it will sell the ZTE Warp Sync Android smartphone for $179.99. Page

> A new Motorola key fob called Skip will keep a user's phone unlocked when it's nearby. Article

> HTC said its Desire 820 Android smartphone will run on a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset. Article

> Secretive San Francisco startup NextBit hired HTC design executive Scott Croyle. Article

> Spotify is allowing Windows Phone users to stream songs for free. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Editor Shane Schick takes a look at the reasons developers are moving to Amazon's Live App Testing service. Editor's Corner

> Women make 31 percent more in-app purchases than men, according to a recent report from Flurry. Article

Telecom News

> XO Communications is enhancing its U.S. network influence by creating a new point of presence (PoP) at 325 Hudson's Meet Me Room in downtown New York. Article

> Verizon is stepping up its marketing efforts with its "SpeedMatch" campaign to tout the fact that it is upgrading all of its FiOS speed tiers to symmetrical. Article

Cable News

> A long-anticipated round of major staff cuts at Turner Networks appears to be at hand, with Broadcasting & Cable reporting that the programming giant is about to tender buyout offers to around 500 senior staff members across its various channels. Article

> Looking to reclaim lost video subscriber share from all-you-can-watch online operators like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, Canadian pay-TV giants Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have teamed up to launch their own subscription video-on-demand service, shomi. Article

And finally… As the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has lost none of his loudness. Article

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