T-Mobile's Walmart Family Mobile ups data allotments; Amazon kills TestDrive in its app store

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> Amazon has discontinued the TestDrive feature on its app store, which allowed users to test apps before buying them. Article

> T-Mobile US MVNO Walmart Family Mobile increased the amount of LTE data it is providing in its plans. Release

> América Móvil in Mexico is preparing to spin off its towers. Article

> The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the purchase of Apple iPads by Los Angeles school officials. Article

> Yahoo amended the terms of its Internet search deal with Microsoft. Article

> BlackBerry is killing off its BlackBerry Advertising Service for its developers. Article

> Google purchased Tilt Brush, which makes an app for creating art in virtual reality. Article

> Square has loaned $100 million to small businesses. Article

> Snapchat set aside 0.11 percent of its stock for former Apple executive Scott Forstall to be an adviser to the company. Article

> Apple is reportedly planning to launch Apple Pay in Canada this fall. Article

Telecom News

> Integra has extended fiber to more than 3,000 building locations in its 11-state territory that it serves via its Integra Business and Electric Lightwave business units. Article

Cable News

> Verizon's FiOS will introduce a flexible, customized pay-TV bundling service, not too different from that of Dish's recently launched Sling TV. Article

> Rogers Communications, Canada's largest pay-TV operator, reported losses of 36,000 cable TV subscribers in its second quarter. Article

European Wireless News

> T-Mobile Austria future-proofed its billing systems with a deal to deploy an Openet fully converged and virtualized billing system, the Ireland-based BSS company said. Article

> Hutchison Whampoa is expanding its wholesale business with the launch of a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) to help new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) launch services on its networks in Europe and Asia. Article

And finally… Apple is helping to set aside 36,000 acres of working forestland in Maine and North Carolina. Release

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