Sprint's Boost to give customers credit for watching ads; Twitter names new CMO amid executive departures

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Comcast Business announced its new WiFi Pro, which the company described as "a comprehensive Wi-Fi solution that includes cloud-based controls, marketing tools and other advanced capabilities. WiFi Pro is designed and built for a wide range of businesses such as SMBs and enterprise branch locations." Release

> Sprint's Boost Mobile announced new family plans, a new buy-one-get-one-free offer, and a new Boost Dealz app that lets customers view offers, special deals and ads, plus get a $5 credit for each month the application is active on their smartphone. Boost Dealz displays offers at various times customers unlock their screen to use their smartphone. WSJ article

> According to a new report commissioned by CTIA and conducted by Recon Analytics, every 10 MHz of spectrum made available creates $3.1 billion for the U.S. economy and over 100,000 new jobs. Release

> According to a new report, Samsung plans to bring most of its Android apps to Apple's iOS platform. Article

> Microsoft unveiled the keyboard it designed for Apple's iOS platform. Verge article

> Analysts are warning that Apple may be struggling in China. WSJ article

> A day after four VPs left the company, Twitter announced its new CMO will be the longtime American Express executive Leslie Berland. Re/code article

> Sony said its PlayStation business will be combined with its Sony Network Entertainment efforts that include services like the PlayStation Vue and the PlayStation Store, and will be led by Andrew House. Engadget article

> According to PwC, Samsung, Intel, Cisco and Apple were among the top 20 R&D spenders in 2015. Page

> Sprint said it will sell software products, platforms and integration expertise from Synapt (Prodapt's IoT division) to its enterprise customer base. Release

Mobile Developer News

> Deep learning may be an area where mobile app developers should spend some of their time. Editor's Corner

> Google Play store is growing stronger in its dominance over Apple's App Store in terms of downloads, according to App Annie's new 2015 retrospective report. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T saw growing acceptance by consumers and businesses of its IP-based services in Alabama and Florida, noting a sequential uptick in migration from TDM in the third quarter. Article

> Joseph Zimmel, one of CenturyLink's board members, recently resigned from his post over allegations that he was creating bad "chemistry" with other company directors and management. Article

Cable News

> According to MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson, Disney needs to figure out how to "change the ESPN" narrative and reveal that much of the criticism of the national cable network amounts to "hyperbolic drivel." Article

> Signaling the next significant retransmission-related issue between cable operators and broadcasters, Nexstar Broadcasting said that it will black out nine of its network affiliates on Cox Communications if a new deal isn't carved out by Jan. 29. Article

And finally… Google updated its next-generation email program, Inbox by Gmail, with easier ways to find information like addresses and membership numbers. Article

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