Sprint's Ting reportedly supporting iPhones; Google's Motorola teases Moto G announcement

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> Sales of Windows Phone devices have overtaken sales of iOS phones in Italy and Microsoft's smartphone operating system is gaining ground in other European countries, according to new survey numbers. Article

> AT&T will sell the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom digital camera and smartphone for $199.99 with a service contract. Article

> Shortly after being sworn in as the FCC's new chairman, Tom Wheeler announced its staff positions. Article

> Google's chairman blasted the NSA's spying program. Article

> Sprint's MVNO Ting is reportedly supporting iPhones. Article

> Google's Motorola appears to be preparing to announce the Moto G world phone on Nov. 13. Article

> The FCC announced proposed fines against Conexions Wireless ($18.4 million), i-wireless ($8.8 million) and True Wireless ($5.5 million) for seeking duplicate Lifeline payments for ineligible subscribers. Release (PDF)

> Sprint MVNO Zact, a service from ItsOn, launched today in the more than 400 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores nationwide. Release

> AT&T launched its Digital Life home automation and security service in six new markets. Release

> Apple did not release sales figures for its new iPads. Article

> Henri Lamiraux, an Apple vice president tasked with the company's iOS operating system, has departed the company after 23 years. Article

> Apple CEO Tim Cook penned an article urging Congress to pass legislation protecting gays and lesbians in the workplace. Article

Wireless Tech News

> University researchers are working on a tiny chip that could be used for gesture recognition on smart watches and headsets. Unlike devices that use light to recognize hand gestures, this new approach relies upon sound waves. Article

> SpiderCloud Wireless is using a Broadcom WCDMA/LTE baseband system on chip (SoC) to create a multimode small cell for the enterprise that can offer 3G and LTE services simultaneously. Article

> Ericsson's CTO envisions 20 Gbps speeds for 5G. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T has turned its hiring drive to Wisconsin where it is looking hire 90 people, including 80 technicians, to support the growth of its U-verse TV and broadband services in the state. Article

> Africa's international bandwidth demand will skyrocket at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 51 percent between 2012 and 2019, according to a TeleGeography Global report. Article

European Wireless News

> Announcements on LTE tariffs and promotions as well as network coverage are coming fast and furious from UK operators, with both EE and Telefónica-owned O2 UK saying they have now launched pay-as-you-go tariffs to LTE customers. Article

> Speculation about how Rostelecom will grow its mobile business took a further turn this week after reports suggested the Russian group may enter a deal that would result in its mobile assets being merged with those of rival Tele2 Russia. Article

> Ericsson announced two more LTE contract wins this week as the Swedish vendor continues its quest to build its share of the LTE market in the face of tough competition from Chinese rival Huawei. Article

And finally… eBay apologized for hosting an auction of Holocaust memorabilia. Article