Qualcomm moves to support LTE Unlicensed; Verizon launches Ericsson Radio Dot system

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> Qualcomm announced it will add LTE Unlicensed technology to some of its products. Article

> 3D Robotics announced a $50 million round of funding led by Qualcomm. Article

> Motorola announced that customers can use its Moto Maker design tool to customize their Moto 360 smart watch. Article

> China's Tencent and Alibaba are pushing their own smartphone operating systems. Article

> After winning a patent infringement ruling against the company, Smartflash is suing Apple again over other patents. Article

> Google said it will punish websites that don't offer a mobile version. Article

> AT&T is allowing all of its customers to sign up for its device insurance plans. Post

> Verizon Wireless appears to be nearing a release of the Nexus 6 smartphone. Article

> Verizon announced it will be the first U.S. carrier to deploy Ericsson small cell system, the Radio Dot. Release

Telecom News

> The FCC moved to preempt elements of state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that were designed to restrict municipal providers in these communities from providing broadband service outside of their current serving areas. This move could drive other states to act and could result in potential court challenges. Article

Cable News

> As reactions continue to mount following the FCC's landmark vote Thursday to codify regulation of Internet service providers as utilities, one group says its self interests have been well served: protecting the public from the alleged harms of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Article

European Wireless News

> Three Group Europe will continue to explore growth opportunities through potential consolidation in markets where it currently operates, as the Hutchison Whampoa-owned mobile group seeks to "enhance network capabilities and maintain operational efficiencies." Article

> Telefónica and Orange announced further enhancements to their respective messaging and calling apps, although the two operators continue to maintain very different strategies for TU Go and Libon. Article

And finally… Swiss watch makers are teaming up against Apple and Google. Article

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