Sprint expands Direct 2 You availability; Analyst says iPhone 6s sales have been 'disappointing' so far

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Sprint expanded its Direct 2 You service to 34 new metropolitan areas around the country. Post

> Facebook wants Messenger to be an app that lets users do things like book flights, search for restaurants and share the location with friends or even send payments to friends. Wired article

> Analysts at Pacific Crest say sales of the iPhone 6s have been "disappointing," according to research from one investment bank. Business Insider article

> Tag Heuer teased its Intel-powered Android Wear smartwatch, which it likely will be launching Nov. 9. Ars Technica article

> Microsoft is previewing its latest Windows 10 update today and is testing a new Messaging app with Skype integration. The Verge article

> Consumers in India will soon get a taste of the Apple Store experience as local electronics chain Croma plans to launch store-within-a-store outlets at six locations in Mumbai and Bangalore. AppleInsider article

> Ford said it will invest 11.4 billion yuan, or $1.8 billion, over the next five years to research how to add greater smartphone connectivity, autonomous driving and other smart car features to its Chinese products. Wall Street Journal article

Mobile Developer News

> Take a look at the so-called the "games for change" movement, where developers and other organizations are working to create digital experiences that not only entertain, but offer some kind of benefit to society. Some simply help educate players about issues of economic injustice or making sense of the Syrian civil war. Special report

> Whether developers create apps for Windows 10 or not, Microsoft's ongoing experiments in UX are worth further study. You can't please everyone, but apps and devices that aim to be all things to all people sounds like a good success strategy. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Verizon continues to make progress with its copper-to-fiber migration strategy. The service provider, according to a series of FCC filings, is retiring copper network facilities in White Plains, N.Y., Pittsburgh, Falls Church, Va., and Providence, R.I. Article

> The Scottsdale, Ariz., City Council has delayed a decision over granting Google Fiber a video services license until the Oct. 20 meeting  so it could meet with Cox Communications to discuss the cable MSO's beef with the city of Tempe over that city's approval of a similar deal with Google. Article

Cable News

> Comcast announced it launched a "Web" section on its X1 video platform featuring short-form video content from 30 broadcast and cable networks. The move is part of Comcast's continued efforts to aggressively look for ways to reclaim TV audience share that is migrating to online video platforms like YouTube. Article

> Charter Communications launched its TV Everywhere app for the top-selling OTT streaming device, Roku. Article

And finally… PepsiCo is going to launch branded mobile phones and accessories in China. Article

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