Sprint offers 12 GB shared data for $90; Yahoo issues new tools for mobile app developers

Quick news from around the Web.

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> Apple will reportedly start producing cars as soon as 2020. Article

> Japan Display is reportedly in talks with Apple to supply the company with smartphone screens. Article

> The Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition released details on its argument that the FCC is not properly calculating the value of broadcasters' spectrum. Post

> Verizon Wireless will reportedly add a new plan to its prepaid offerings that will provide unlimited talk and text and 2.5 GB of LTE data for $60. Article

> Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg outlined his efforts to bring Internet connections to emerging markets. Article

> Yahoo announced new tools for mobile app developers, offering analytics, search and ads. Article

> BlackBerry issued a software update to its phones that allows customers to access Android apps in Amazon's app store. Article

> Sprint is now offering a 12 GB shared data plan for $90. Article

> Apple is reportedly considering dedicated Apple Watch stores. Article

> Sprint's Boost Mobile is offering unlimited calling to Mexico. Site

> Google's YouTube announced a version of the service designed for kids. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications is one of the emerging group of U.S. telcos to jump on the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) train with launches in six states, but the service provider admits it is going to take time to understand how big of an impact this higher speed will have on its broadband growth plans. Article

> FairPoint Communications has reached a tentative agreement with its union workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) unions, ending a four-month strike. Article

Cable News

> Discovery Networks CEO David Zaslav blasted the cable industry's implementation of TV Everywhere technology. Article

> DirecTV is considering matching rival Dish Network with its own over-the-top service, but the prospect of launching such a product doesn't necessarily excite the satellite operator. Article

European Wireless News

> Telefônica reached a preliminary agreement with Brazilian competition watchdog Cade over its planned acquisition of local fixed operator GVT, after telecoms regulator Anatel cleared the deal in December. Article

> Telecom Italia reported a decrease in revenue and core earnings in preliminary results for the 2014 financial year, but said the rate of domestic revenue decline slowed over the year while analysts noted that targets to cut debt were met. Article

And finally… Apple plans to begin letting the public test future iterations of its iOS operating system. Article

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