Verizon dominated Black Friday; Samsung said to add 4 GB of RAM to future phones

Quick news from around the Web.

Auction Watch: After 133 rounds, the last of which included 29 new bids, the FCC's AWS-3 auction has raised a total of $ 44.503 billion in provisionally winning bids. Page. AWS-3 auction primer.

> As part of its Domain 2.0 project, AT&T has developed VCOMP (virtual control, orchestration, management and policy), which the company said helps it evaluate which elements it wishes to develop internally and which it will outsource to vendors. Article

> According to new data, Verizon Wireless dominated online sales on Black Friday, while T-Mobile US dominated Cyber Monday. Release

> Rockstar Consortium, a patent-holding company lead by Apple, will sell more than 4,000 mobile patents to RPX Corp. for about $900 million. Article

> According to the Washington Post, Republicans in Congress are preparing to introduce legislation next month that would implement net neutrality rules. Article

> Samsung is reportedly preparing to add 4 GB of RAM into its new smartphones. Article

> Facebook's shares closed on a record high thanks in part to the company's growth in mobile. Article

> Introduced by KDDI in Japan, the Fxo is a transparent Firefox OS phone. Article

> Line's COO is now the company's new CEO. Article

> Consumer interest in the Apple Watch is reportedly declining. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Dear Apple: iOS innovation should not come at the expense of App Store policies. Editor's Corner

> Nearly 50 percent of enterprise app developers say their organizations fail to lock down user interface within an agreed upon timeframe, adding huge challenges to getting them done, according to a recent report from Kony. Article

Telecom News

> BT is upping the ante of its holiday promotional efforts by serving up discounts for customers that purchase its Infinity 1 broadband and voice service bundle plan. Article

> CenturyLink is officially establishing itself as the new video provider in Portland, Ore., as the telco reached a deal for a new franchise agreement with city officials with plans to deliver service sometime in 2015, reports The Oregonian. Article

Cable News

> The FCC has stopped the clock on its review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger again the discovery of more than 7,000 pages of TWC documents the agency hadn't accounted for. Article

And finally… T-Mobile's John Legere issued a holiday video greeting ribbing rivals. Video

Suggested Articles

A conclusion to the winding saga that is the T-Mobile/Sprint merger is inching closer, with an antitrust trial slated to start Monday.

The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren on T-Mobile's 5G network is a nice phone, but is it worth the price of admission?

Ciena delivers IP differently because customers asked. Adaptive IP™ allows you to scale in a simpler and more cost-effective way. Read how here.