SouthernLINC to build LTE network; Verizon, FCC clash over net neutrality

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> Verizon clashed with the FCC about its open Internet rules for net neutrality. Article

> SouthernLINC Wireless said it will begin construction next year on an LTE network with vendors Ericsson and Cisco that it said will be completed in 2018 and will be sold to Southern Company's electric utilities. Release

> Motorola is selling its Moto X directly to T-Mobile US customers. Article

> Microsoft is holding a Surface 2 event Sept. 23. Article

> Sprint will start taking pre-orders for the LG G2 on Oct. 11. Article

> App-enabled smart wireless accessories will generate revenues of over $23 Billion by 2018, according to Juniper Research. Release

> Ossia's Cota technology promises wireless charging. Article

> Best Buy is offering a blue HTC One. Article

> BCE, Canada's largest telecoms company, is taking legal action against government rules it says overly favor new market entrants. Article

> SK Telecom said it has signed up 350,000 users to its new LTE Advanced service. Article

> Sprint's Virgin Mobile is selling the Awe Android smartphone for $99 starting today. Article

> Kyocera is focusing on niche, rugged smartphones to stay in the market. Article

Mobile Content News

> Twitter has acquired mobile advertising exchange MoPub, signaling the microblogging platform's latest step to accelerate revenues ahead of a much-rumored initial public offering. Article

> eBay-owned PayPal unveiled Beacon, an add-on technology enabling consumers to complete in-store mobile payments without removing their phone. Article

Mobile Developer News

> What developers are saying about Apple's iPhone launch event. Article

> How can developers cash in on Apple announcements? Article

Telecom News

> Verizon continues to make progress with its 100G optical deployment program, incorporating the technology onto 4,800 route miles of its global IP network during the first half of this year. Article

And finally… The Apple store is down. Page