Russia moves against Android; BlackBerry introduces new features for BBM

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Russia's antimonopoly watchdog gave Google a deadline of Nov. 18 to stop its practice of bundling and pre-loading its own apps and services to give them priority over rivals on its Android mobile operating system. Wall Street Journal article

> Google is rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Post

> Apple debuted a new commercial for the Apple Watch. Re/code article

> AT&T selected Juniper Networks' Contrail Networking to provide software-defined networking capabilities in its AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC) infrastructure. Release

> HTC said it would like to push monthly security updates to its devices, but admits it might be unrealistic to guarantee that. PhoneScoop article

> Apple confirmed that it has acquired a small startup called Perceptio that develops artificial intelligence software. Bloomberg article

> Synaptics announced the ClearPad 3600, 3700, and 7800, new touch panel controllers that are sensitive to pressure similar to the iPhone's 3D Touch display. PhoneScoop article

> Apple is reportedly not renewing a contract with server virtualization software provider VMware. CRN article

> BlackBerry added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger, and said all BBM versions now give users the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal. PhoneScoop article

Mobile Developer News

> If an indie developer's mobile game business grows significantly or if they decide to join the ranks of a larger studio, fitting in with that studio's culture may be one of the things that makes the difference between a fulfilling career or a frustrating experience. Special report

> Now that ad-blocking is possible on iOS, developers should start to turn this process around and ask themselves some hard questions. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> AT&T is laying off 200 wireline workers in its Houston call center facility that are charged with taking consumer collection calls for its traditional voice and U-verse video and broadband services. Article

> EarthLink has debuted its Application Performance Optimization services set, giving its customers better visibility into how their applications use bandwidth and the option to adjust how resources are consumed. Article

Cable News

> As younger consumers -- and older ones, too -- unquestionably migrate to different TV video consumption habits, operators like Verizon and Comcast may be "over-thinking" the demands for new kinds of content. Article

> After weeks of speculation, Roku formally unveiled its $130 Roku 4 streaming box, which imbues 4K streaming capability into the Roku ecosystem for the first time. Article

And finally… Facebook said a rare spate of outages last month were the unexpected result of planned software changes. Article

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