Verizon faces $3.4M fine related to 911 outage; GSMA chief Bouverot quits

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> The GSMA launched its new GSMA Marketplace, which the group described as "an online commerce platform designed to improve the procurement processes for buyers and sellers in the mobile industry." Article

> AT&T announced a range of improvements to its push-to-talk service, including the release of an Application Programming Interface (API) for business users. Article

> The FCC has fined Verizon $3.4 million for not disclosing a 911 outage. Article

> Google is now employing real people to review its Android apps before they are made available. Article

> The FCC's inspector general has launched an investigation into the agency's net-neutrality action. Article

> Facebook Messenger now allows users to send real money through the service. Article

> Apple's reported plans for a TV service that would launch in the fall could be a boon to the mobile video sector, since it would most likely be available to the company's iPhone and iPad users. Article

> GSMA chief Anne Bouverot has quit the association to become CEO of security firm Morpho. Article

> Microsoft said its Windows 10 platform will launch this summer. Post. The company also announced that Windows 10 would be available free to users who have pirated previous versions of its Windows platform. Article

> Microsoft's Windows 10 will feature biometric authentication via the Windows Hello feature. Post

> Google will hold its annual I/O developer's conference May 28-29 and is now accepting registrations. Article

> A detailed look by Re/code into the FCC's white-spaces database reveals a crowded and largely chaotic space. Article

Online Video News

> Ooyala-owned video-advertising provider Videoplaza is teaming up with TubeMogul, which creates enterprise software for video ads, on what it calls a "premium programmatic marketplace" designed to attract large brands and content providers. Article

> Households that have at least one SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) service, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu, are above-average across the board when it comes to ownership of streaming-capable devices, PCs, tablets, and HD or smart TVs, according to Nielsen's latest audience report. Article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink is enhancing the reach of its public cloud platform in Asia-Pacific by making the service available in one of its data centers in Singapore. Article

Cable News

> It might be too late to put the OTT genie back in the bottle, but DirecTV has announced yet another major expansion of its TV Everywhere service. Article

European Wireless News

> LTE in Africa: A question of spectrum. Editor's Corner

> Ofcom ordered UK mobile operators to slash mobile termination rates (MTRs) around 40 percent over the next two years, some nine months after opening a consultation into the move. Article

> Turkey's telecoms regulator has set €2.3 billion ($2.44 billion) as the minimum price that mobile operators must pay to secure frequency bands for an LTE (4G) network and services. Article

And finally… Some businesses are banning Android phones. Article