T-Mobile plans retail store upgrades, report says; Apple launches TD-LTE iPads in China

Quick news from around the Web.

> Arista Networks filed an initial public offering. Article

> T-Mobile is reportedly planning to overhaul the uniforms of its store employees, and also to implement a new point of sale system in its stores. Article

> According to a new report, smartphone "kill switches" could save owners up to $2.6 billion per year. Article

> Intel purchased a $740 million stake in Cloudera. Article

> Apple introduced a TD-LTE version of its iPad Air and iPad mini in China. Article

> The jury for the latest Apple vs. Samsung courtroom battle has been selected. Article

> Hewlett-Packard will pay $57 million in a settlement over webOS. Article

> Vudu and Crackle are among the new services supported by Google's Chromecast. Article

> Mark Zuckerberg's salary at Facebook is set to fall to $1. Article

Mobile Developer News

> What a Microsoft takeover of Xamarin would mean. Editor's Corner

> Recent research shows the fallout from poorly performing apps, but can indie consumer developers bring an enterprise-level rigor to what they do? Feature

> Mobile app store revenue grew revenue by 2.3x between 2012 and last year, while in-app ad revenue grew 1.6x over the same period, according to a new report. In contrast, PC and mobile browser ad revenue grew by 1.5x and 1.1x, respectively. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T won a wide-scale IP-based VPN contract with Frankfurt-based construction company Hilti that's designed to enhance the customer's retail sales process. Article

> CenturyLink might be gaining the leverage it needs to expand its broadband footprint throughout Seattle if current Mayor Ed Murray is able to ease the telco's ability to place remote terminal (RT) cabinets on sidewalks near residential homes, reports The Seattle Times. Article

> An AT&T U-verse customer in Indianapolis has been receiving threats through her set-top box from an unknown hacker, reports Indianapolis Fox affiliate Fox 59. Article

Cable News

> Amazon said Monday that it has ordered full seasons of six new original TV series for its Prime Instant streaming video service, including five programs that will be produced in 4K Ultra HD format. Article

> Comcast and NCTA cheered the FCC's 5 GHz Wi-Fi order. Article

And finally… George Lucas explains how he designed lightsabers. Article

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