Sprint grows LTE footprint to 340 markets; Google acquires DeepMind

Quick news from around the Web.

> Sprint announced a teaming with Pogoplug to offer unlimited cloud storage to its suite of unlimited services. Release

> Sprint said it now serves 340 markets with LTE after rolling out the technology to a number of new locations. Release

> Former Verizon Wireless executive Paul Palmieri has stepped down as CEO of Millennial Media. Article

> The mobile payment venture Isis is now supporting the iPhone via the Incipio Cashwrap case. Article

> Google purchased the artificial intelligence startup DeepMind for around $400 million. Article

> The FCC will address the upcoming 600 MHz auction during its monthly meeting this Thursday. Article

> The nation's wireless carriers are gearing up for a traffic spike during the Super Bowl. Article

> Samsung will reportedly unveil the Galaxy Glass in September. Article

> LG appears to be preparing the 3-inch G Pad tablet for Verizon Wireless. Article

> Chinese manufacturer Foxconn could open a plant in the United States. Article

> Sierra Wireless will acquire mobile enterprise company In Motion Technology for $21 million. Release

Wireless Tech News

> Google is planning mystery experiments at 76-77 GHz. Article

> Globalstar wants to work with proponents of opening up the 5.1 GHz band for use by high-power, outdoor Wi-Fi equipment but only if those changes do not negatively impact Globalstar's mobile satellite services (MSS) business. Article

Telecom News

> FairPoint Communications has put the finishing touches on a $6.6 million project that will bring broadband service to almost 4,000 locations in 20 communities throughout Vermont. Article

> BT is so bullish on fiber-based broadband that it plans to spend $82.5 million to make the service available to 400,000 additional premises in more than 30 cities over the next three years. Article

Cable News

> John Malone's Liberty Global has agreed to acquire Ziggo in a deal that values the Dutch cable operator at $13.7 billion. Article

> DirecTV and Dish Network struck a deal which will see the satellite TV rivals pitch targeted ads to political media buyers working on statewide campaigns. Article

European Wireless News

> Belgacom's newly appointed CEO, Dominique Leroy, has gained board approval for a management restructure designed to make the Belgian incumbent more flexible by improving decision making and team collaboration. Article

> Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has turned his focus back on the Italian market. Article

And finally… It took the world's best chess player 80 seconds to beat Bill Gates in a chess game. 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.