Samsung launches Milk streaming music service; Kore acquires Jazz's 2G M2M customers

Quick news from around the Web.

> Google is working to determine how its search functions should work in an age of apps. Article

> More pictures of HTC's One successor have leaked onto the Internet. Article

> Lyft has raised $150 million in funding. Article

> Facebook is planning to announce new ways for developers to make money from their apps. Article

> Samsung introduced a new streaming music service, Milk Music, for its Galaxy devices. Article

> Kore acquired Jazz Wireless' 2G M2M customers. Article

> Twitter paid IBM $36 million for patents. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Ericsson is more widely publicizing its desire to get 3GPP on board with the idea of enabling LTE for use over unlicensed spectrum, such as that used by Wi-Fi. Article

> Flexible electronics, such as roll-up gadgets, might be enabled by a new technology developed by researchers at the UK's University of Surrey along with scientists from Philips, which have been working on a "source-gated transistor" (SGT). Article

> Global Wireless Solutions announced an application for Google Android devices that benchmarks the performance of both mobile and Wi-Fi networks. A version for Apple's iOS devices is in development. Article

Telecom News

> Employees of several Asia Pacific-based communications service providers and vendors were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at the time of its disappearance, including Huawei, competitor ZTE, U.S. company Freescale Semiconductor, and reportedly, China Telecom. Article

> Reliance Globalcom's new CEO Bill Barney said it is abandoning its effort to sell itself off and will instead try to raise debt or equity to fund future expansion efforts, reports the Economic Times. Article

Cable News

> HBO got some good news and some bad news last night. The good news is that its "True Detective" series finale starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey was wildly successful. The bad news is that the episode's popularity overwhelmed its HBO GO TV Everywhere service, causing some viewers to be put on hold and causing a firestorm on social media. Article

> Internet-based TV service Aereo went dark in Denver and Salt Lake City Saturday, although the company's founder insisted in a letter to subscribers that the cable alternative was down but not out and that he looked forward to presenting his case to the Supreme Court April 22. Article

European Wireless News

> Smartphones dominated mobile phone device registrations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the fourth quarter of 2013, figures from the country's telecoms regulator show. Article

> Vodafone has reportedly reached a preliminary agreement to buy Spanish broadband services provider Ono, although Ono's management board is also said to be moving ahead with plans to list the company until Vodafone makes a firm offer. Article

> The battle for French operator SFR took a new turn over the weekend after Bouygues said it had reached an accord to sell its mobile network and some frequencies to Iliad if its offer to merge Bouygues Telecom with SFR is approved. Article

And finally… According to BlackBerry's CEO, iPhone owners are "wall huggers." Article

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