Samsung sells 10M Galaxy Note 3s; Asus to bring PadFone to USA

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> OTT messaging provider Viber announced Viber Out, its inexpensive VoIP calling service. Article

> New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced what he said is the country's largest continuous free public Wi-Fi network. Article

> Bidding for broadcaster spectrum in a 600 MHz incentive auction will start "very high." Article

> Asus said its PadFone will hit the United States next year. Article

> Almost half of all wireless 911 calls in Oregon didn't include detailed location information. Article

> New federal legislation would restrict mobile phone calls on airplanes. Article

> Google Play editions of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 are now on sale in the Play Store. Article

> Samsung said it has sold more than 10 million of its Galaxy Note 3 phablet phones. Article

> A judge approved most of LightSquared's lawsuit against Dish Network and Chairman Charlie Ergen. Article

> Canonical said that a manufacturer has agreed to build a smartphone using its Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, but hasn't named the manufacturer. Article

> A large number of small-time spectrum investors, including individuals like Vincent McBride, will bid on the FCC's H Block auction. Article

> Starting today, T-Mobile US is dropping the upfront price of some of the most popular iPhones to $0 down for well-qualified new and existing customers. Release

> New documents detail how the NSA tracks cell phone locations. Article

> New York's Attorney General is asking wireless carriers why they rejected a proposal to add an antitheft switch to phones. Article

Online Video News

> Unicorn Media is promoting its ability to help video content owners handle the demands Twitter's content embedding function puts on publishers. Article

> When will the U.S. see a virtual pay-TV provider operating online? Maybe in 2014, according to some media-industry executives. Article

> Verizon is buying a CDN. The carrier said its Verizon Digital Media Services group agreed to buy EdgeCast Networks, a content delivery network based in Santa Monica, Calif.  Article

Telecom News

> Seattle's outgoing mayor Mike McGinn is a big advocate of bringing fiber-based broadband to the city via its relationship with Gigabit Squared, but has revealed that financial issues could stop the network from getting off the ground. Article

Cable News

> Comcast said that it is demonstrating new telehealth and video conferencing products today at an event at its Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Sunnyvale, Calif. Article

> A top executive at encoding technology vendor Elemental Technologies said he expects several broadcasters to deliver 4K Ultra HD programming from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and that multiple providers worldwide will launch 4K programming tiers in the second half of 2014. Article

And finally… "Man named Sam Sung no longer works at Apple." Article