Qualcomm touts LTE-A in China; Google starts selling the LG Urbane Android Watch

Quick news from around the Web.

"BlackBerry would team with Apple on security link via @CNNMoney" --@FierceWireless

> In wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, U.S. wireless carriers are waiving the fees for all calls and texts to Nepal. Article

> Best Buy announced it will accept Apple's digital payment system in its U.S. stores later this year.  Article

> Facebook is introducing video messaging via Messenger.  Article

> Qualcomm Technologies said LTE-advanced carrier aggregation is so popular with Chinese operators that there are 40 designs in the pipeline for premium tier and high-volume mobile devices. Release

> Google started selling the LG Urbane Android watch in its online store today for $349. Article

> A U.S. International Trade Commission judge found that Microsoft used InterDigital's technology in its mobile phones without permission. Article

> Huawei launched the Honor 4C smartphone. The phone has a 5-inch display and costs $129. Huawei is selling the device primarily through its online channels. Article

Mobile Developer News

> FierceDeveloper editor Shane Schick talks with top executives from San Diego-based Mitek Systems, the company behind Mobile Deposits, which is now seeing its technology get extended into a range of mobile apps to help count calories, exchange business cards or rent cars more quickly by using mobile imaging. Hot Seat Interview

> Apple's efforts to promote indie developers via email could use an overhaul. Commentary

Telecom News

> Lightower Fiber Networks snapped up Fibertech Networks in a $1.9 billion all-cash deal that will create a fiber powerhouse in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States. Article

> Verizon said that it made FiOS services available to more than 1.35 million homes and businesses in Northern Virginia, Richmond and surrounding areas, as well as the Hampton Roads region. Article

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable is open to discussing a possible merger with Charter Communications, according to a Reuters report citing unnamed sources. Article

> On the same day ESPN filed suit over Verizon's new program bundling strategy, CBS has willingly signed on for it.  CBS Sports Network will now be part of the "Sports Channel Pack" component of Verizon's new "Custom TV" bundle, a controversial new FiOS service added April 17. Article

And finally… Take a selfie with your favorite super hero and you might win free Krispy Kreme donuts for life. Article

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