Sprint to unlock its devices starting next year; Motorola shipped 6.5M phones in Q1

Quick news from around the Web.

> Sprint promised to unlock all its devices starting Feb. 11, 2015. Article

> LG appears to be preparing a "Concierge" service for its new devices. Article

> Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 will be available next month in the United States. Article

> Motorola shipped 6.5 million phones in the first quarter, largely thanks to the company's Moto G phone. Article

> Upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said it will start selling its phones in international markets including India, Brazil and Russia. Article

> WhatsApp now counts 500 million active users. Article

> ARM Holdings' growth is slowing due to the falling cost of smartphones. Article

> Apple released its iOS 7.7.1 update. Article

> Microsoft joined the Power Matters Alliance. Article

Online Video News

> After day one, it's too close to call: Aereo and a group of TV broadcasters faced the Supreme Court in a day of hearings around whether Aereo's service violates copyright laws. Article

> Joss Whedon released a new film, "In Your Eyes," on Vimeo this week at the same time that it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Article

> Netflix said it will raise its subscription prices by up to $2. Article

Telecom News

> Juniper reported that first-quarter 2014 revenue rose 10 percent year-over year-to $1.17 billion, slightly surpassing its expectations. Article

> AT&T's consumer wireline segment continues to be driven by U-verse growth and the first quarter of 2014 was no exception, with revenues growing 28.3 percent year-over-year to $3.5 billion. Article

> EarthLink is playing into the mobile nature of its multi-site business customers with its Secure Wi-Fi service that it is coupling with its wireline-based MPLS network. Article

Cable News

> Charter Communications is reportedly in line to get 1.5 million Comcast subscribers and a stake in a newly formed company that Comcast would spin off if it acquires Time Warner Cable. Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has stepped up its local presence in Myanmar by opening two offices in the country's former capital Yangon, previously known as Rangoon. Article

> Orange could be lining up France's Treasury chief, Ramon Fernandez, as its next chief financial officer, reports say, as CEO Stéphane Richard looks for new blood to help him improve the company's competitive position during his second term in office. Article

And finally… Lawmakers in Brazil passed an Internet bill of rights. Article

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