T-Mobile suffers network outages; Neustar could lose FCC's LNP contract to Ericsson

Quick news from around the Web.

> Cable & Wireless Communications announced Perley McBride as its new CFO. Release (PDF)

> T-Mobile US reported network outages across the country. Article

> AT&T will reportedly sell Google Glass in its stores. Article

> Neustar offered an update on its efforts to keep its local number portability contract with the FCC away from Ericsson. Release

> News reports continue to probe why Apple made no mention of updates to its iOS Maps service, including the addition of public transit services. Article

> Google is reportedly working to purchase music streaming service Songza. Article

> The Kyocera Hydro Icon is heading to Sprint's Boost Mobile for $149. Article

> Arista Networks' shares popped during the company's IPO. Article

> Cisco launched a small cell partner program. Release

> SoftBank in Japan cut its services prices as competition in the market there heats up. Article

> Netflix launched a new app--called "Orange Is The New App"--to promote its new TV show, Orange Is The New Black. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Code On is working to build an ecosystem based upon its proprietary coding algorithm, Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC), by licensing the technology to vendors that want to make mobile devices, cloud services and networks operate better. Article

> Nokia's acquisition of Mesaplexx is a strategic move in line with new CEO and President Rajeev Suri's plan to acquire smaller firms that will fill gaps in Nokia's product portfolio. Article

Telecom News

> tw telecom can now proceed with its latest network expansion into the Auburn, Washington market after the City Council granted the competitive provider a franchise agreement to build and operate a network along the city's rights of way, reports the Auburn Reporter. Article

Cable News

> The CEO of Starz said that cable companies continue to offer a better product than Netflix. Article

> Two powerful pension funds are seeking to take the chairman of the board seat away from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Article

European Wireless News

> European politicians have agreed new data protection rules for companies headquartered outside the European Union, as part of reforms of privacy laws. Article

> Ooredoo faced a further challenge to its plan to launch services in Myanmar, as religious leaders called for consumers in the country to boycott the company. Article

And finally… A computer has convinced a significant portion of researchers that it's human. Article

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