Towerstream gets a new interim CEO; Juniper inks partnership with Affirmed Networks

More wireless news from across the Web:

> The global smartphone applications processor market fell 8 percent year-over-year to $5.3 billion in the third quarter of last year, according to Strategy Analytics. Report

> Israel's Insert, a mobile marketing firm, said it raised $5 million in new funding. Reuters article

> The global cellular baseband processor market fell 12 percent year-over-year to $5.1 billion in the third quarter, with Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung LSI leading the sector. Report

> Towerstream said it appointed Philip Urso as interim CEO after Jeffrey Thompson resigned as CEO on Feb. 12. SEC filing

> Samsung's SmartThings home automation service could leave users vulnerable to hacks, according to a new report. Forbes article

> Juniper Networks announced a new partnership with Affirmed Networks "focused on the development of solutions that help service providers transition quickly and efficiently to a virtualized mobile architecture." Release

> YouAppi, which provides mobile customer acquisition technology, raised $13.1 million in venture funding. Advanced Television article

Telecom News

> Verizon and Dominion Power continue to lock horns over pole attachment issues in Virginia, with the telco saying the utility company should be required to offer it reasonable rates. Article

Online Video News

> Apple's foray into original content with Dr. Dre doesn't appear to be a prelude to a linear OTT service. Article

> A new report estimates that despite intensifying competition and the possibility of subscriber saturation, Netflix will have more than 175 million subscribers within four years -- more than double its current worldwide subscribership of 75 million. And the vast majority of that growth will still be in the United States. Article

Installer News

> Zayo is serious about the small cell market opportunity; so much so that a top level company executive said that it plans to dedicate about $75 million in capital to build out 1,000 new sites. Article

> The Louisville City Council is looking to streamline the installation of fiber-based Internet networks by giving utility-pole owners the right to use a single contractor to install new equipment, while moving the existing equipment of other companies. Article

European Wireless News

> Orange hailed a return to core profit growth a year earlier than planned in 2015 and said it expects EBITDA to continue on an upward trajectory in 2016. Article

Cable News

> Reading off a litany of grievances and concerns, NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell said the FCC's new proposal to "unlock" the pay-TV set-top leasing business will take as many as seven years to implement and end up costing consumers even more than they're paying now. Article

And finally… New software is being used to monitor CEOs' facial expressions as a way to predict company performance. Article