T-Mobile sweetens HTC 10 sales; IDC: Mobile apps generated $34.2B in 2015

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Sigma Systems is reportedly planning to acquire Ontology Systems. Light Reading article

> T-Mobile US said it will offer $85 worth of accessories with its new HTC 10 smartphone. Phandroid article

> Nintendo said the next two games it makes on mobile platforms will be free to play. WSJ article

> According to IDC, mobile device users installed nearly 156 billion mobile applications globally last year, generating a total of roughly $34.2 billion in revenue. Street Insider article

> Google introduced technology that is designed to make it easier to update the software on Nexus phones. PhoneScoop article

> As Allnet pointed out, the FCC's "spectrum dashboard" hasn't been updated in two years. Post

Telecom News

> An XO Communications executive's statement that Verizon's wireline worker strike, which is now in its fourth week, is delaying the carrier's pending acquisition of XO's fiber network, is not the case and was "taken out of context." Article

Online Video News

> YouTube Red is in a war of words with another giant, the music industry, over the continuing issue of copyright-violating uploads of music on the OTT service. Article

Installer News

> Outfront Media has announced a new deal that will see Sigfox installing its dedicated IoT network equipment on Outfront's outdoor advertising assets as part of Sigfox's plans to expand its network across the top 100 U.S. metro markets. Article

> Zayo is finding that as it wins new wireless operator dark and lit fiber tower contracts, these same customers are prime targets for additional services sales. Article

European Wireless News

> BMW highlighted the "dramatic" changes it will need to make in the coming 10 years if it is to maintain its position in a car industry that is undergoing considerable upheaval through the arrival of electric vehicles, in-car connectivity and driverless cars. Article

> The European Commission (EC) confirmed it will block CK Hutchison's plan to buy O2 UK and merge it with Three UK, citing competition concerns as its reason. Article

Cable News

> The FCC concludes that Charter Communications' mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are "harmful to the public interest" without imposed conditions. Article

And finally… Microsoft tried to clone the Apple Store. It still hasn't worked. Article