Snapchat opens platform to some third-party advertisers; Cricket to offer bill credits to customers who switch

More wireless news from across the web:

> Snapchat announced it will open its platform to select third-party advertisers and ad-tech companies for the first time. Recode article

> Cricket Wireless just unveiled plans to offer bill credits to customers who port in their number or bring their own device through July 14. Phonescoop article

> Twilio, a San Francisco-based cloud communications company, said it plans to launch a $130 million IPO next week. Mercury News Business article

Telecom News

> Verizon has been asked by the National Advertising Review Board to revise a number of its FiOS ads following a complaint by Comcast. Article

> Orange Egypt said it has been asked to pay EGP3.54 billion (€352 million/$400 million) for a 4G license. Article

Cable News

> HBO Now may be facing a battle for subscribers after its stream failed shortly after the long-awaited Game of Thrones episode "Battle of the Bastards" began and did not recover until at least 10 minutes after the episode was complete. Article

> In a message to viewers, Forum Communications said ongoing negotiations with DirecTV over a blackout that affected the NBA finals have been frustrating but that the standoff is "not about greed." Article

European Wireless News

> South Africa-based MTN appointed a top executive from the Vodafone group as its new group president and CEO, replacing Sifiso Dabengwa who resigned last November. Article

And finally… Apple may finally be able to open stores in India following the Indian government's decision to liberalize local sourcing rules. Computerworld article

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