Square Wallet dropped from app store; LG Volt hits Boost, Virgin

Quick news from around the Web.

> Sprint's Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will sell the new LG Volt smartphone. Article

> AT&T said that customers can now order their smartphones online and pick them up at a store. Post

> Mobile payments company Square has removed Square Wallet from the iOS App Store. Article

> Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will both reportedly join Apple in the iPhone vendor's rumored purchase of Beats. Article

> Nvidia appears to be narrowing its focus in the mobile chip market to graphics processing. Article

> Nokia launched the mid-tier Lumia 630 in India. Article

> LG announced the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 Android tablets. Release

> Pictures of Motorola's rumored next smartphone, the Moto E, have popped up online. Article

> Samsung's chairman suffered a heart attack, but is recovering. Article

> Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is reportedly preparing to release its first tablet. Article

> A court ruled Oracle can copyright parts of Java, which represents a blow to Google's Android. Article

> Microsoft will reportedly release Surface tablets running both Qualcomm and Intel chips. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Comcast is extending its Wi-Fi influence globally under trial roaming partnerships reportedly signed earlier this year with Japan's KDDI and Taiwan Mobile. Article

> Rivada Networks announced a U.S. patent for its position-determination technology, which enables nearby mobile devices to triangulate off of one another, eliminating the need for GPS and network-based location methods. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia both referenced impacts on their businesses from component shortages during 2014's first quarter. Article

Telecom News

> FirstLight Fiber is responding to customer demand in Tier 2 and Tier 3 metro markets by expanding its network to support 100G connectivity services at any of its on-net building locations in upstate New York and northern New England. Article

> Zayo reported that fiscal third-quarter revenue was $278 million, up 6 percent sequentially due to a mix of organic growth related to new customer installations and acquisition-related growth. Article

Cable News

> TV Everywhere from pay-TV providers is picking up steam, according to NPD Group's "TV Everywhere Report," which says that 21 percent of pay-TV subscribers use TV Everywhere at least once a month. Article

European Wireless News

> A £3.7 billion (€4.5 billion/$6.2 billion) merger of UK retailers Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail is widely expected to be announced this week. Article

> Weve, the mobile marketing and payments venture set up by Vodafone UK, EE and O2 UK, posted a loss of around £25 million (€30.6 million/$42 million) in its first financial year, but said revenue grew steadily in 2013 with new services set to boost business further this year. Article

> The failure of French conglomerate Bouygues to secure SFR looks set to have severe repercussions for its telecoms unit, as latest reports suggest Bouygues Telecom could lose nearly 23 per cent of its workforce. Article

And finally… Facebook killed Poke. Article

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