U.S. Cellular launches vehicle monitoring service; Apple wins reprieve from privacy lawsuit

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> CTIA redesigned its website. Release

> U.S. Cellular announced its new Vehicle Monitoring service, which costs $99 to install and then is $10 a month when added to one of the carrier's Shared Data plans. The service helps users track and monitor their automobiles. Release

> Telefonica said it will shutter its VoIP subsidiary, Jajah, at the end of January. Article

> LG announced that Jong-seok Park, head of LG's Mobile Communications Company, has been promoted to the title of President of LG Electronics. Release

> Facebook is reportedly planning to acquire Little Eye Labs, a startup focused on Android app optimization. Article

> Telus' bid for Public Mobile has been approved by regulators. Article

> Indian regulators are probing Ericsson's royalty charges. Article

> A judge dismissed a lawsuit against Apple over customer privacy. Article

> The daughter of Lee Kun-hee, Samsung's chairman, has been promoted to a key role in the company. Article

> The Android KitKat upgrade, to version 4.4, is now being delivered to developer versions of the HTC One. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Europe is moving forward with its effort to stake a claim on the 5G beachhead as it formalizes plans to accelerate and structure research and innovation via a 5G public-private partnership (5G PPP). Article

> FirstNet released an RFI on apps and killed its BTOP negotiations. Article

Telecom News

> Akamai is adding more power to its growing cloud and network security services portfolio by reaching a deal to acquire Prolexic, a cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation provider, for about $370 million in cash. Article

> TDS Telecom is putting broadband into more rural customer's hands by completing part of its ARRA-funded broadband Internet project in Paonia, Colo. Article

Cable News

> Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos deftly dodged questions by "60 Minutes" reporter Charlie Rose about his company's reported secret set-top box project that would allow customers to watch streaming video without a cable provider.  Article

> Time Warner Cable may face contentious negotiations over the new SportsNet LA network. Article

European Wireless News

> Free Mobile, the Iliad-owned enfant terrible of the French mobile market, has reportedly indicated that it would like to join the network-sharing negotiations currently being carried out by rival operators SFR and Bouygues Telecom. Article

> TeliaSonera fired its CFO and three others after a Eurasia review. Article

> There are growing indications that Alcatel-Lucent is increasingly reaping the benefits of its turnaround efforts with reports suggesting the equipment manufacturer could rejoin France's blue-chip CAC 40 index next month. Article

And finally… Amazon is planning delivery drones. Article


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