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> RadioShack has received court approval for privacy deals that will protect customers of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility in a $26 million sale of data and intellectual property as part of the retailer's bankruptcy. Article (sub. req.)

> Cedrik Neike, Cisco's senior vice president of global service provider delivery, said telecom companies need to turn themselves into platform providers to survive. Article

> Cadillac said it will add support for Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto in select 2016 model-year vehicles. Article

> 4G Americas will host a new event, titled 5G World North America, at LTE North America on Nov. 18-19 in Dallas. Release

> Spotify says it has 20 million paid subscribers, and another 55 million who use a free version of the streaming music service. Article

> Sprint's Global Wholesale & Emerging Solutions organization won an award from ATLANTIC-ACM. Release

> Apple made iOS 8.4 Beta 4 available to developers for testing. Article

> The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are investigating Apple's negotiations with music companies to look for signs of potential antitrust violations. Article

> The Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles has been renamed as the Microsoft Theater. Article

> IBM has created a Technology Center in San Francisco to focus on a free open-source software project called Spark, which helps companies process large amounts of data quickly by storing information within the fast memory of computers. Article

> Qualcomm announced the appointment of Frank Meng as chairman of Qualcomm China and the departure of Xiang Wang, senior vice president and president of Qualcomm Greater China. Release

Online Video News

> Increasingly, smart TVs produced by manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic are becoming the big screen of choice for OTT-savvy consumers. But despite advances in areas like processing speed, other components need to come up to par--such as "horror show" remote controls and a fragmented app environment. Article

> If Liberty Global's Mike Fries were to do the "Thank You" note-writing schtick that Jimmy Fallon does weekly on The Tonight Show, his first riff would begin, "Thank you, Netflix, for showing me how to compete with you." That's essentially what the cable giant's president and CEO said during a panel at ANGA Com this week. Article

Cable News

> Consumer activist publication The Consumerist has once again taken aim at Comcast, reporting that the cable giant conducted a manipulative "push poll" in response to a negative customer satisfaction survey published by the City of Philadelphia in April. Article

> DOCSIS channel shipments grew 14 percent sequentially and 48 percent year-over-year to 1.8 million in the first quarter, as cable operators continued to aggressively upgrade their networks. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T is continuing with its 75 Mbps U-verse broadband service tier rollout, announcing that it is bringing it to an additional nine markets in its wireline service territory. Article

> Cogent and AT&T have become the latest service providers to establish a new interconnection agreement on the eve of the FCC net neutrality rules going into effect this week. Article

European Wireless News

> The UK's competition watchdog agreed to a request by BT to fast track an investigation into the effects of its planned £12.5 billion (€17 billion/$19 billion) acquisition of mobile operator EE, in a move that cuts the process by around 25 days. Article

> Vodafone launched its much anticipated consumer broadband service in the UK, marking the mobile operator's entry into an already crowded market and underlining its ambitions to be a converged fixed and mobile player across its European footprint. Article

And finally… Samsung pitch man LeBron James gave his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates Apple Watches. Article

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