T-Mobile's Legere teases 'chaos at Sprint'; Apple scores patents for wireless power

Quick news from around the Web.

> AT&T Mobility argued there are multiple problems with the FCC's proposed order to expand text-to-911 services to over-the-top messaging providers and others. Post

> Republic Wireless will support number transfers to and from Google Voice. Post

> T-Mobile's CEO John Legere teased the "chaos at Sprint" after SoftBank dropped its efforts to merge Sprint and T-Mobile. Article

> T-Mobile appears to be developing an app to unlock phones. Article

> BlackBerry said its Secure Work Space for iOS and Android received Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Release

> Facebook hired Andrew Bocking, the former head of BlackBerry's BBM service, to head its Internet.org efforts. Article

> Google acquired intelligent IM client Emu. Article

> Apple received two patents for wireless power technology. Article

> Facebook announced it purchased server technology vendor PrivateCore. Article

> Skype introduced improved photo sharing for its Windows Phone service. Article

Wireless Tech News

> The CIO for Charlotte, N.C., said concerns about sustainability of the city's planned public-safety network ultimately led to a suspension of negotiations that could have enabled Charlotte to lease 700 MHz spectrum from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Article

> AT&T is far from alone in pushing to employ interoperable, open-source infrastructure in its future network architecture, as evidenced by the revised mission statement from the network functions virtualization (NFV) industry specification group (ISG), which is now headed by Steven Wright, lead member of the technical staff at AT&T. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications has reached another milestone with its union work force by hammering out a tentative labor contract with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in West Virginia. Article

> CenturyLink saw an uptick in Prism IPTV subscribers that drove up its second-quarter 2014 strategic consumer revenues to $1.5 billion, up sequentially over the first quarter. Article

Cable News

> When playing the SportsNet LA blame game, include the fans and the team, too. Editor's Corner

> ESPN has reached a carriage deal with Charter Communications for the SEC Network which will make the Aug. 14 launch of the new regional sports network the biggest ever for any cable channel at around 91 million homes. Article

And finally… Microsoft is reportedly eyeing a new store on New York City's 5th Avenue. Article

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