Quixey could be close to $60M funding round; Google's I/O conference set to start May 28

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> App search company Quixey is reportedly poised to raise $60 million in funding from Alibaba, Twitter and SoftBank. Article

> Wi-Fi equipment startup Eero took in more than $1 million in orders for its new product, an intelligent Wi-Fi networking system designed to make setting up home networks easier. Article

> Thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in London, New York City and San Francisco since OEMS began implementing "kill switches" that allow the phones to be turned off remotely if they are stolen, according to city and police authorities. Article

> Sens. Marco Rubio (R.-Fla.) and Cory Booker (D.-N.J.) reintroduced the Wi-Fi Innovation Act with the goal of opening up more access to spectrum in the 5 GHz band. Article

> Google's annual I/O developer conference will take place this year on May 28-29. Article

> The AllSeen Alliance announced Dawon, Golgi, Helium, Honeywell, Lumen Cache, Playtabase, Shenzhen H&T Home Online Network Technology Co and wot.io as its newest members. Release The open source group iiNet also joined the Alliance. Release

> Apple Pay is coming to JetBlue. Article

> Google confirmed it invested $900 million in SpaceX. Article

> DARPA is developing a search engine for the so-called "Dark Web." Article

> Apple has moved to ban accessory partners from seeking, obtaining, or relying upon advance specs for future Apple products. Article

Online Video News

> Transactional video on demand service Target Ticket will soon be no more: The retailer announced that the service is shutting down on March 7 and that it "will be focusing efforts on other entertainment offerings." Article

> AMC series Better Call Saul--for which Netflix locked in an exclusive-streaming deal once its season is complete--set a ratings record in its Sunday-night premiere. It drew 4.4 million adult viewers in the 18-49 demo for the live broadcast and 6.9 million total. Article

> Netflix is continuing its international expansion with a long-expected launch into Japan that will take place in the fall of 2015. But its big surprise this week was an announcement that it is now streaming into Cuba, an entry made possible by the Obama administration's move to normalize relations with the country. Article

Telecom News

>  Zayo reported that its revenue rose 4 percent sequentially to $323.9 million in its second fiscal quarter. The news comes as the company plots for potential future growth via its recent acquisitions of IdeaTek and Latisys. Article

> Lafayette, La., the operator of the LUS Fiber municipal broadband network, is the next city considering a move to petition the FCC to overturn anti-municipal broadband laws. Article

Cable News

> While the "over-under" in recent weeks seems to have tilted against regulatory approval of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, a new wave of analyst comments compiled by Bloomberg seems to suggest that tighter, Title II-oriented reform of Internet regulation might actually help the deal's prospects. Article

> Subscriber fees from HBO and Turner Networks channels helped Time Warner Inc. beat analysts' profit forecast for the 24th consecutive quarter, even with a soft advertising market. Article

 European Wireless News

> EE's network is still ahead on quality, but Three is gaining ground in the UK. Editor's Corner

> Telenor Group's fourth-quarter 2014 earnings fell short of analysts' expectations, sending the company's stock price downwards as weakness at key Asia Pacific units and the cost of deploying LTE networks at home weighed down rising revenue in the period. Article

> Vodafone Uganda has started selling voice and 4G data services in the cities of Kampala and Entebbe, and plans to rapidly expand its 4G network to other cities. Article

And finally… Former Florida governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released emails from his time in office that included Social Security numbers of Florida residents. Article

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