Sprint unveils a new marketing campaign; LG releases photos of its G Watch

Quick news from around the Web.
 

> Sprint unveiled a new marketing campaign that features a talking dog and resembles one SoftBank has used in Japan.  Article

> Xiaomi's Hugo Barra says a true world phone is at least two years away. Article

> The Obama administration is preparing to call for an overhaul of the NSA's bulk-phone records program.  Article

>  Leaked video indicates BlackBerry is working on a digital assistant similar to Siri.  Article

> Brendan Eich, the programmer who invented JavaScript, is now the CEO of Mozilla.  Article

> The Department of Justice has successfully prosecuted two men involved in running two former Android app piracy web sites. Article

> LG Electronics released photos of the G Watch, the smart watch it is co-developing with Google. Article

> A blog has what appears to be a leaked image of the new design for the Apple iPhone 6. Article

> Sony won't be using Google's recently unveiled Android Wear as the basis for its own smart watch. Article

> Ciao Telecom is a new Sprint MVNO that offers prepaid, low-cost plans in addition to a Ciao Cloud PBX and IPTV product.  Release

> The LTE accelerator from Starhome Mach offers LTE roaming clearinghouse services. Release

> Interop Technologies partnered with Intrado to enable text-to-911 service for Nex-Tech Wireless. Release

> Batteries for wearable devices will grow tenfold in four years, according to a report from IHS Technology. Release

> Apple has been testing a search suggestion feature that helps with app discovery. Article

> Cloud storage company Box has filed for an IPO valued at $250 million. Article

Telecom Industry News

> FirstLight Fiber is enhancing its presence in the Northeast by expanding its Vermont data center. Article

> Telebras, Brazil's state-owned telco, is in the process of completing the construction of DWDM optical rings that will connect the 12 arenas that will serve as the host for the 2014 World Cup event. Article

> CenturyLink and Windstream have both come a long way from their traditional rural telco roots by becoming larger factors in the U.S. incumbent Ethernet services market. Article

Cable Industry News

> A report by Digital TV Research said that nearly 5 million more pay-TV subscribers will sign up for service in North America by 2020. However, the research firm predicts pay-TV penetration will drop from 87 percent to 83.8 percent.  Article

And finally… A letter from a survivor of the Titanic disaster has reportedly been found. Article

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