Verizon adds data to prepaid plans; Mozilla to shut down Firefox app store on March 29

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Amazon's Echo speaker now streams music from Spotify. Engadget article

> Verizon added more data to its prepaid plans. Post

> Mozilla said it will end development of the Firefox OS for smartphones after its version 2.6 release, and will shut down its Firefox ap store on March 29. TNW article

> Apply Pay is now available at 2 million retail locations. PhoneScoop article

> Sharp is reportedly close to accepting an acquisition by Foxconn. WSJ article

> Voice over LTE users could suffer up to four times as many dropped calls as users on legacy voice systems, according to a new Amdocs study. RCR article

> Sequans Communications and Verizon announced they will work to release Category M (Cat M) LTE products based on the coming Release 13 of the 3GPP LTE standard. Release

> Apple's Music app for Google's Android platform now allows users to save their music to an SD card. Engadget article

Telecom News

> Level 3 Communications sees cable operators as a growing threat in the business space it serves -- as well as a potential ally for special access -- but said their geographic nature and lack of experience means they will have a tough time competing with ILECs for large business customers. Article

> Comcast Business is seeing its bet on the larger business market paying off as the segment has exceeded a $5 billion revenue run rate, while maintaining 20 percent growth. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Ericsson is touting a new version of LTE that will make 1-Gigabit speeds possible for LTE networks. Article

> Amid new demos that Qualcomm will use to lure attendees at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona later this month, its engineers are discussing a concept in 5G that represents a transition never to have been done before. Article

Cable News

> Giving a clear indication of the shift occurring in the evolution of display technology, Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said high dynamic range (HDR) is now a greater industry priority than 4K. Article

> After growing its video subscriber base for the first time in over a decade, Charter Communications said it will be the only major operator not to raise customer pricing in 2016. Article

And finally… Taylor Swift and Glu Mobile are partnering for a new mobile game. Article

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