Samsung releases Gear S2 smart watch with carrier support; Apple reportedly looking at augmented reality tech

More wireless news from across the Web:

Samsung released a new Tizen-based smart watch, the Gear S2, which can make phone calls, and Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular have said they will carry it. Droid-Life article

Apple is reportedly in talks with TV producers over exclusive content for Apple TV. Bloomberg article

> Apple is also reportedly working on augmented reality technology. Business Insider article 

> AT&T will launch the LG G Pad X 10.1 tablet on Sept. 4. CNET article 

> Some 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by malicious software installed on unlocked iPhones, according to Palo Alto Networks. Re/code article

Mobile Developer News

> Facebook's approach of combining automation with human responses in its Facebook M virtual assistant is a great way to think about how best to serve app customers in the future. Developers will not be able to do it all, but neither should they leave it all up to technology which may be forever imperfect. Editor's Corner

> The next iPhone could lead 12 percent of Android users to consider switching, according to Phoenix and SessionM's mobile insights platform mXP. The stats are based on a one-question poll that ran for 24 hours last month. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T is extending its U-verse with GigaPower service to over two dozen new cities in seven major metro areas where it has made its 1 Gbps FTTH service available to consumers and businesses. Article

> CenturyLink said that it has continued to make progress in upgrading its existing copper network in the former Qwest serving territory, making it possible for nearly 50 percent of area non-rural customers to get up to 40 Mbps services. Article

Cable News

> Comcast has created the new role of chief information security officer and has promoted Myrna Soto into the position. The action follows a number of high-profile corporate hacking events, including those affecting Ashley Madison and Sony Pictures. Article

> Scripps Networks Interactive has ramped up live authenticated streaming and dynamic ad insertion (DAI) for its HGTV, Travel Channel, Food Network, DIY Network and Cooking Channel. Article

And finally… Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced she is pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December. Article

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