U.S. Cellular rumored to tweak pricing March 13; Apple releases iOS 7.1

Quick news from around the Web.

> Sharing app Whisper raised another $30 million in funding. Article

> Mobile companies raised a total of $592.9 million in new venture capital funding in February, according to new figures. Article

> ZTE plans to build a video game console via a partnership with The9. Article

> Sony is now selling downloadable themes for Xperia phones. Article

> U.S. Cellular will reportedly increase the amount of monthly data it offers in its current pricing plans on March 13. Article

> Republic Wireless' Moto X cannot support short codes. Article

> Samsung said it will sell the upcoming Galaxy S5 with $600 worth of services like 50 GB of Dropbox storage and a 12-month subscription to Bloomberg/BusinessWeek. Article

> Samsung said a fire at one of its South Korean suppliers won't affect shipments of its new Galaxy S5. Article

> Derek Aberle, previously executive vice president of Qualcomm and group president, has been promoted to president of Qualcomm. Release

> Apple released iOS 7.1. Article

Mobile Developer News

> What can Facebook's revamped News Feed teach developers about iterating? Editor's Corner

> According to a new report, 49 percent of all mobile game payers make only a single purchase per calendar month, while only 13 percent of paying players make five or more purchases. A significant amount of spend activity takes place within the first 24 hours the game is played. Article

Telecom News

> Windstream is enhancing its ability to serve its growing base of business customers in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets it operates in by employing Infinera's DTN-X platform for its Long-Haul Express Network. Article

Cable News

> Comcast Cable President-CEO Neil Smit said today that things will start to move fast once the communications giant has the OK to acquire Time Warner Cable because, among other things, "we are very well aligned." Article

And finally… Shaquille O'Neal spends $1,000 a week on mobile apps. Article