T-Mobile launches brief back-to-school smartphone sale; Huawei's rumored Nexus phone shows up online

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Tech stocks all lost ground yesterday in the stock market rout. Barron's article

> T-Mobile US launched a back-to-school sale for several devices. TMoNews article

> A new project from Microsoft's research lab aims to turn a smartphone's rear camera into a 3D scanner that can automatically create 3D models suitable for printing. The Verge article 

> Leaked images of the Huawei Nexus phone have shown up online showing a 5.7-inch display and round fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, similar to what's expected on the LG model. ZDNet article

> Philips launched a new wireless light dimming system. SlashGear article

> HTC launched a promotion that will reward buyers of the One M9 smartphone with $100 in Google Play Store credit. PhoneScoop article

> Qualcomm said a new component of its forthcoming Snapdragon 820 chip will include separate DSP for sensors, such as pedometers, gyroscopes and accelerometers, so motion and other activities can be tracked without draining the battery. PhoneScoop article

Mobile Developer News

> If the "free-to-play" mobile game market is difficult and building a franchise is difficult, there's only one real takeaway from Rovio's struggles for indie developers: Treat every mobile game as if it's your first -- and maybe your last. Editor's Corner

> Josh Gunkel, senior developer program manager at Garmin, discusses the company's plans to lure app makers who are targeting fitness and other areas. On the Hot Seat

Telecom News

>  Windstream has taken another step forward in its ongoing 100G network expansion into the New York market by deploying its core network infrastructure in Zayo's area colocation facilities. Article

> Comcast Business is deepening its fiber network presence in the California market, announcing that it has invested over $350,000 to bring its facilities to the Meyers Business Park in Chico. Article

Cable News

> The National Association of Broadcasters is accusing pay-TV operators, specifically naming Dish Network, DirecTV and Mediacom, of manufacturing retransmission-related disputes with broadcasters in order to influence regulatory decision-making. Article

> Cablevision and CBS Corp. have jointly announced a new multi-year programming carriage and retransmission agreement that will make the MSO the first pay-TV provider to distribute CBS' over-the-top services. Article

And finally… A woman who worked as an executive assistant for a senior Hewlett-Packard executive was sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $1 million from the company. Article