Samsung to focus on premium products; Google quits Nexus 5

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> Samsung will focus on premium products, the company said at its recent investor event. Article

> InMobi said it is not planning to sell itself to Google. Article

> Amazon will make an app for the Apple Watch. Article

> Google has discontinued sales of the Nexus 5. Article

> According to new research, people aged 18 to 34 are not very excited about the Apple Watch. Article

> Apple has begun offering its iOS 8.3 to a small number of beta testers. Article

> The Communications Workers of America and the NAACP are challenging Dish Network's "manipulation" of the FCC's "small and minority-owned business rules" during the recent AWS-3 auction. Release

Telecom News

> Level 3 Communications has added unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) into its Cloud Connect ecosystem, giving its enterprise customers another cloud service option. Article

Cable News

> The Wall Street community reacted well to a report that Charter Communications is in talks to buy Bright House Networks, with Charter's stock ending Thursday trading on the Nasdaq up nearly 6 percent. Article

> The cord-cutting world is rife with "cord cheaters," says The Diffusions Group (TDG), putting a catchy new label on those who borrow/steal authentication credentials to watch subscription-based streaming services. Article

European Wireless News

> Russian operator VimpelCom appointed Jean-Yves Charlier as its new group CEO to replace Jo Lunder, who resigned his position with effect from Apr. 13, 2015. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes said the company has demonstrated its commitment to open innovation in the digital sector by partnering with Partech Shaker, the first research campus established by a venture capital company. Article

And finally… Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly offered his liver to company founder Steve Jobs before Jobs died. Article

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