Sprint unveils new $100 family plan at Best Buy; Foxconn may make Nokia-designed Android phone

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> Sprint introduced a new family plan available at Best Buy that costs $100 per month and includes unlimited data, voice minutes and messaging for two smartphones. Additional lines cost $40 each. Release

> T-Mobile US has reportedly decided to extend the 2 for $100 and 4 for $100 promotions until July 14. TMoNews article

> Activist hedge fund Elliott took a stake of about 1.3 percent in Alcatel-Lucent, which is being sold to Nokia. Mobile World Live article

> LG Chem said it has developed a hexagonal battery targeting the global smartwatch market. Business Korea article

> Foxconn will reportedly manufacture an Android-powered smartphone designed by Nokia. Nokia Power User article

> Automakers are starting to address the security issues around connected vehicles that can talk to each other. Wall Street Journal article

> Samsung reportedly plans to launch more handsets running on the Tizen operating system later this year at various price points. Reuters article

> Lawmakers said they have new information indicating the Justice Department tested secret cell phone spy technology in three American cities. Wall Street Journal article

> Sonos is working with Apple to make its Wi-Fi speakers compatible with Apple Music. Wall Street Journal article

> The Apple Watch became available online, in Apple Stores and at other authorized retailers in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. Re/code article

>  Some AOL shareholders want more than the $50 a share Verizon Communications paid for the company. Wall Street Journal article

> Samsung is experimenting with battery technology that could deliver 1.5 to 1.8 times more power than what current lithium-ion batteries does for phones. Engadget article

Wireless Tech News

>  AT&T is talking about investing $3 billion to build an LTE network in Mexico that will tie into its U.S. wireless network, but so far it's not saying much about whether it will deploy LTE-Advanced or VoLTE. Article

> Two Apple patent applications were published last week that demonstrate Apple's ongoing interest in mobile device location sharing, including one that details a new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation, according to AppleInsider. Article

Cable News

> Global shipments of pay-TV set tops reached just $15.3 billion in 2014, down nearly 4 percent from the $15.9 billion in sales reported in 2013, according to research firm IHS. Article

> DirecTV has nearly tripled its damages claim in its lawsuit against Qatar-based cable news programmer Al Jazeera, upping its claim from $28.5 million to $74.5 million after audits conducted in a discovery phase revealed new information. Article

Telecom News

>  C Spire is now offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Internet, HDTV, and phone triple-play bundle to Clinton, Miss., the fourth city where the competitive provider is launching the service. Article

> Verizon says that while it does not want to leave its wholesale CLEC customers like XO in the lurch, it does not want to delay its transition to IP and fiber by increasing the amount of time required to issue notice that it is retiring copper assets. Article

European Wireless News

> SK Telecom and Nokia Networks opened a 5G research and development center at the Finnish equipment manufacturer's South Korean office. Article

> TeliaSonera announced a number of senior management changes that will see group CTO Sverker Hannervall leave his full-time position at the company on Wednesday this week. Article

And finally... Emulating Snapchat, Facebook is bringing new features to its iOS app, allowing users to add text, filters and stickers to photos they upload to their Facebook profiles. Article

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