Sprint adds annual upgrade option to 'iPhone for Life'; LG intros its own 8-core processor

Quick news from around the Web.

> Sprint added an annual upgrade option, starting at $30 a month, to its iPhone-leasing program called "iPhone for Life." Article

> Amazon recorded a $170 million charge in its most recent quarter related to its unsuccessful Fire smartphone. The company said it ended the third quarter with $83 million worth of unsold Fire phones. Article

> LG Electronics announced its first mobile application processor, which features eight cores. The processor, called Nuclun, will power the G3 Screen, an LG smartphone aimed at the Korean market. Release

> Facebook launched "Rooms," an app that lets users create forums about different topics under pseudonyms. Article

> Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson launched a new online shopping startup called Enjoy. Article

Telecom News

> Juniper said it plans to conduct additional cost reductions after reporting that third-quarter 2014 revenues fell 5 percent year-over-year and 8 percent sequentially to $1.13 billion amidst falling U.S. service provider sales. Article

> The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is set to begin a new chapter after naming China's Houlin Zhao as its next secretary-general during the ITU's 19th Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, in the Republic of Korea. Article

Cable News

> Liberty Global said it will introduce a new tracking stock for its Latin American operations, splitting trading of its European cable operations and Latin American and Caribbean media businesses. Article

> As expected, a federal judge has placed an injunction on Aereo's ability to stream the live broadcasts of major U.S. networks to IP devices. However, the court left open the possibility that Aereo could carry on, by delivering delayed broadcast feeds to subscribers as a kind of virtual DVR service. Article

European Wireless News

> Apple and Samsung are fueling growth in the sales of sensors for mobile devices that will see the value of the market grow threefold between 2012 and 2018, analysts predict. Article

> Telekom Austria rounded off a busy week with a set of results that produced approving nods from analysts and showed continued signs of improvement on Austria's highly competitive mobile market. Article

> Orange produced better-than-expected results in the third quarter of 2014 as the France-based operator halted the pace of revenue decline and made progress with cost cutting. Article

And finally… Nick Bilton (@nickbilton): "There are more experts on CNN right now talking about Ebola in America than people with Ebola in America." Tweet

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