T-Mobile releases the BlackBerry Priv; Sprint's Boost to sell LG Tribute 5

More wireless news from across the Web:

> T-Mobile said starting Jan. 26th customers can order the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv smartphone for $0 upfront and $34 per month. Post

> Polaris Wireless said it "has prevailed" in a patent dispute against TruePosition. Release

> Samsung is working on new, more powerful graphics chips. Engadget article

> Intel is dusting off its "Intel Inside" branding with the new "amazing experiences outside" tagline. VentureBeat article

> Sprint's Boost Mobile launched the LG Tribute 5 Android smartphone, which it described as the "most feature-packed smartphone priced under $100." Post

> Samsung tweaked the design of its Note 5 to correct problems users were having with the gadget's S Pen. Digital Trends article

> According to Amnesty International, Apple, Samsung and Sony have been linked to child labor practices in Africa. Engadget article

Mobile Developer News

> From iAd to AOL, developers should be taking notice of the shifting mobile ad market. Editor's Corner

> According to a new survey, a majority of smartphone owners (56 percent) bought a product using an app in 2015. Of that total, 23 percent of smartphone owners did so for the first time last year. Article

Telecom News

> Southern Light and Allied Fiber have signed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement, giving Southern Light another avenue by which to extend its network to a growing customer base across Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Article

Wireless Tech News

> The Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System Authority (LA-RICS) declared that its emergency data communications system passed its first big test during the 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena. Article

> From Motorola Solutions to Intel, company executives have been busy perusing the hefty Request for Proposals (RFP) that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) released last week for the deployment of a dedicated broadband network for public safety. Article

Cable News

> Executives for Time Warner Inc. and its HBO programming division met with officials for the FCC's Media and Wireline Competition Bureaus earlier this week, warning them that Charter's purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks could threaten the deployment of over-the-top services. Article

> Industry consortium CableLabs reportedly will lay off at least 30 staffers as it refocuses on what it terms "innovation projects" and "game-changing initiatives." Article

And finally… Donald Trump said he will force Apple to manufacturing its products in the United States. Article

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