Sprint confirms discussions with Tidal; T-Mobile drops Sony Xperia Z3 after just 3 months

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> According to a new report, Sunday is the most profitable day for app developers. Article

> Verizon Wireless is celebrating its 15th corporate anniversary. Post

> Sprint confirmed it is in talks with music streaming provider Tidal, but said it has no plans to invest in the company or to form an exclusive partnership. Release

> Sharp is hoping to spin off a portion of its LCD panel business. Article

> SoftBank has reportedly put its Silicon Valley offices up for sublease following Sprint's unsuccessful effort to merge with T-Mobile. Article

> Google updated its Wallet app to add some new searching features. Article

> Spreadtrum said it is now shipping its 28nm Quad-Core 5-mode LTE and WCDMA SoC platforms. Release

> T-Mobile US is no longer selling the Sony Xperia Z3, after just six months of selling the gadget. Article

> The mobile ad market is expected to pass the $100 billion mark next year, according to one new study. Article

Wireless Tech News

> In Globalstar's ongoing proceeding, saying "it's complicated" is an understatement. Editor's Corner

> PacketZoom, a mobile speed as a services (MSaaS) startup, unveiled a service offering built around a new protocol that is designed to speed users' app downloads. Article

> AT&T is throwing its support behind an emergency petition filed by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) calling for better management of the nation's TV white space (TVWS) spectrum. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T is now offering its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in Houston and various surrounding areas, enhancing its reach in its home state to battle insurgent players like Google Fiber. Article

> Comcast Business is taking new aim at businesses that reside in three business parks in the Northern California towns of Pleasanton, Hayward and Fremont through a $2 million expansion project of its fiber and Ethernet networks. Article

Cable News

> With carriage licensing issues keeping 70 percent of the Los Angeles pay-TV market from seeing the Dodgers play on a second consecutive opening day for Major League Baseball, a local newspaper is now openly encouraging readers to break the law. Article

> Dish Network agreed to content-provider demands to cap subscribers at 2 million for its new over-the-top service, Sling TV, a report says. Article

And finally… Samsung pushed back against concerns that its new Galaxy S6 Edge can be easily bent. Article


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