Sprint expands LTE to 20 new markets; WhatsApp addresses privacy concerns

Quick news from around the Web.

> WhatsApp addressed concerns about its privacy policy. Post

> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will reportedly unveil a version of Microsoft Office for Apple's iPad at an event on March 27. Article

> Sprint expanded its LTE network to 20 new markets. Article

> Great Call, the company behind the MVNO Jitterbug, announced it will double the amount of data available in its plans. Article

> Facebook embarked on a content partnership with TED. Article

> There are still concerns about Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Nokia's handset business. Article

> Samsung is reportedly suffering from Galaxy S5 production problems. Article

> Globalstar is working to build a nationwide Wi-Fi network. Article

> According to new findings, Apple's new iOS 7.1 operating system results in fewer app crashes. Article

> Samsung published an SDK for its Tizen-powered Gear 2 smart watch. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Why $10,000 isn't enough to buy BlackBerry developer loyalty. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> The development of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is getting the concentrated attention of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Article

> A detailed study by a University of Ottawa, Canada interdisciplinary team has determined that a "culture of arrogance" within Nortel Networks led to the company's unceremonious collapse in 2009. Article

Cable News

> The Gores Group has split Harris Broadcast Group into two separate, privately-owned companies--Imagine Communications and GatesAir. Article

> Dish Network hired actress Rebel Wilson to provide the voice for an animated version of its "Hopper the Kangaroo" mascot in a new ad campaign that it kicked off this week. Article

And finally… A hacker reportedly crashed Google Play, twice. Article

Suggested Articles

Dish Network may be paying attention to Rakuten’s woes, as it has used the Japanese operator's greenfield 4G mobile network build as an analogy for its…

Verizon’s mobile 5G service, while still limited to small pockets of urban areas, is delivering impressive speed improvements from LTE, according to July…

Common Networks is collaborating with Facebook on the deployment of Terragraph mmWave hardware and technology to enable faster speeds in the home.