SK Telecom launches 225 Mbps data speeds; Microsoft drops prices on Surface 2 tablets

Quick news from around the Web.

> Using carrier aggregation, SK Telecom's LTE Advanced network is offering data speeds of 225 Mbps. Article

> Google's YouTube video service confirmed it is dropping content from independent labels that have not signed up for its upcoming subscription music service. Article

> Garmin introduced víago, a new premium navigation app for Android and iPhone that costs $1.99. Article

> eBay launched a mobile app called eBay Valet that handles the selling process for you. Article

> According to G Data, a German cyber-security firm, there's a cheap Android phone made in China called the Star N9500, that comes with  malicious software embedded in the device. Article

> Microsoft has reduced the prices of its second-generation, Intel-based Surface Pro 2 tablets ahead of the launch of its Surface Pro 3.  Article

European Wireless News

> Carphone Warehouse is reportedly on the verge of launching an MVNO in Ireland to take advantage of new MVNO rules in this market.  Article

> Dubai-based operator du said it has signed a deal with Nokia to deploy the network manufacturer's IMS technology in preparation for the launch of IP-based services including voice over LTE (VoLTE). Article

Cable Industry News

> Democratic congressional leaders have introduced legislation to make sure the Internet remains accessible to all online services and keeps the net free of so-called "fast lanes."  Article

> The 2014 World Cup now occurring in Brazil is turning out to be the most accessible tournament in FIFA's history with a reach of up to 5.9 billion screens worldwide, a new report says. Article

> Nearly a week after the sudden exit of president and CEO Margaret Loesch, no clear succession plan has emerged for the Hub Network.  Article

Telecom Industry News

> AT&T has reached an agreement with the city of Raleigh, N.C., to be the next market where it will provide its 1 Gbps U-verse with GigaPower fiber to the premises (FTTP) service. Article

> Cincinnati Bell is reducing its ownership of CyrusOne by selling 12.5 million of its units in CyrusOne's operating partnership, CyrusOne LP.  Article

> Comcast Business has deepened its fiber footprint in Texas, announcing that it has extended facilities into Baytown's Cedar Crossing Industrial Park. Article

And finally… The mayor of a Southern California town has resigned after being caught on video flinging a bag of dog poop into a neighbor's yard.  Article

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