T-Mobile fined by FCC; Apple's injunction against Samsung rejected

Quick news from around the Web.

> A judge rejected Apple's request for an injunction against Samsung Electronics. Article

> The FCC fined T-Mobile US $819,000 for not meeting the commission's hearing aid requirements. Article

> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is planning a visit to China amid an antitrust probe in that country against the software giant. Article

> China Unicom and China Telecom scored approval to expand their 4G network tests to 40 cities, up from 16 previously. Article

> Facebook launched a new technology that matches mobile ads to a user's network quality. Article

> Sprint is allowing users to add "avatars" to their visual voicemails. Release

> IDC said "phablets" (smartphones with 5.5- to 7-inch screens) will grow from 14 percent of the market in 2014 to 32.2 percent of the market in 2018. Release

> T-Mobile is going to release the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone, alongside Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility. Article

> Sprint said it will begin offering international Wi-Fi calling back to the United States at no additional cost starting with an over-the-air software update to Samsung Galaxy S4. Release

Wireless Tech News

> Anite announced the new version of a network testing tool that now lets carriers test the capacity of LTE Advanced wireless networks, while Global Wireless Solutions unveiled an upgraded mobile benchmarking application for Google Android OS devices. Article

> Skyfire's Rocket Optimizer now offers streaming audio optimization designed to work with most of the world's most popular streaming music services. Article

Telecom News

> FairPoint and workers represented by its northern New England labor unions International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have failed to come to an agreement after the previously collective bargaining agreements expired three weeks ago. Article

> CentriLogic, a managed hosting and cloud computing provider, is enhancing its data center reach by striking an agreement to acquire U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) data center operator and hosting services provider Adveniat. Article

Cable News

> Seizing on rare bipartisan Congressional support, the American Television Alliance (ATVA) is launching an ad campaign to support a newly proposed alternative to broadcast retransmission fees, "Local Choice." Article

> Fans of middling opening-season college football matchups rejoice: Dish Network has resolved a dispute with Fox Sports 1 and will carry four intersectional matchups slated for Labor Day weekend. Article

And finally… Technology is now a campaign issue. Article