Tango to expand into content; FCC's Wheeler pushes for community broadband

Quick news from around the Web.

> The messaging service Tango plans to expand into sales of content. Article

> The AllSeen Alliance now counts 50 members. Release

> BlackBerry is outselling the iPhone… in Toronto. Article

> C Spire announced it will acquire MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of IP voice, data, and business telecommunications solutions. Release

> Huawei said it will double the size of its research and development team in Europe. Article

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler argued for removing restrictions on communities that want to build broadband networks. Post

> Synaptics is hoping to become a supplier to Apple through its purchase of Renesas SP Drivers. Article

Online Video News

> The perils of Netflix. Editor's Corner

> Google has a sizable stake in the online-streaming-device market with its Chromecast streaming stick, but use of the device in the United States dipped in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the last two quarters of 2013, a Parks Associates study reveals. Article

Telecom News

> Jonathan Chambers, chief of the FCC's office of strategic planning and policy, didn't come to the Genband Perspectives 14 conference to make waves. Rather, he kicked off his keynote speech with a walk down memory lane and ended it with a plea for telecom-industry professionals to help the underserved. Article

> TDS Telecom, via a partnership with IP-based provider Bandwidth, is expanding the geographic reach of its VoIP product set and launching a national Remote Teleworker product, to satisfy multisite national enterprise customers. Article

Cable News

> Former Time Warner Cable chairman and CEO Glenn Britt died in his New York City home Wednesday morning after battling cancer. He was 65. Article

> The proposed $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable can add to the list of powerful forces opposing it a group that includes Microsoft, Google, Facebook, T-Mobile and Dish Network. Article

European Wireless News

> Conditions imposed by the European Commission on mergers between telecoms operators in the region could limit the competitive impact of consolidation that is desired by operators, according to a new report by ratings agency Moody's. Article

> Bouygues Telecom is widely expected to announce between 1,500 and 2,000 job cuts after a meeting with its unions on Wednesday, amid ongoing rumors that the struggling operator is the object of take-over interest by its two main rivals, Iliad and Orange. Article

And finally… According to Reuters, Amazon is planning to sell local services. Article

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