Twitter has reportedly considered a purchase of Flipboard; Google to cover watches, virtual reality and more at conference

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> Twitter has explored a purchase of Flipboard. Article

> Google is rumored to be planning to release a 5.2-inch Nexus phone from LG and a 5.7-inch Nexus phone from Huawei this year. Article

> Sprint will begin selling the LG G4 on June 5 (article) while T-Mobile will sell the phone starting June 3. Article

> Brazil and India could follow China and South Korea in a more aggressive approach to patent licensing. Article

> Google will likely discuss watches, virtual reality and Bluetooth at its upcoming developer's conference. Article

> According to IDC, growth in the global smartphone industry is expected to slow to 11.3 percent this year. Release

> Puppy Wireless, which appears to be a new Verizon Wireless MVNO, has announced its pricing. Article

> Sony today announced the Xperia Z3+, which is a modified version of its Z4. Article

Mobile Developer News

> FierceDeveloper Editor Shane Schick checks in with his top three wishes for Google's Android M. Editor's Corner

> Developers are increasingly adopting Google's Material Design language for Android apps. Feature

Wireless Tech News

> Ericsson is once again partnering with Volvo, this time with its Latin American business unit that sells buses for public transit. The two companies plan to customize Volvo's ITS4Mobility intelligent transport system to improve transportation in Latin American cities. Article

> It's crucial that LTE-Unlicensed be properly standardized so that it does not interfere with Wi-Fi, a Wi-Fi Alliance executive told Total Telecom last week. Article

> Qualcomm Technologies and Daimler AG are collaborating on technology focused on the connected car, including in-car wireless charging. Article

Telecom News

> C Spire Business Solutions has introduced a new set of cloud-based unified communications (UC) services called C Spire Unifi. Article

> Charter Communications made it official that it will acquire Time Warner Cable for $56.7 billion in cash and stock, a deal that will immediately enhance its fiber reach and Ethernet capabilities for business and wholesale carrier customers. Article

Cable News

> While European telecom magnate Patrick Drahi and his Luxembourg-based firm Altice SA could counter Charter Communications' proposed $56.7 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, at least one media investment analyst says it's far more likely that he'll turn his attention to another U.S. cable property. Article

> Just 32 days after his staff abruptly aborted a 14-month M&A integration process with Comcast, Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus sent a memo to his charges Monday asking them to do it all over again. Article

And finally… Apple has been granted a patent for a "fusion keyboard." Article

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