Verizon makes Android 5.0 available for Moto X; Xiaomi to launch 4G device with Bharti

Quick news from around the Web.

> A software tool known as Regin appears to have given spy agencies access to Internet and telecom companies in at least 18 countries since 2008 or maybe earlier. Article

> Messaging software Business Texter, has successfully messaged 1 percent of the more than 300 million US mobile subscribers. Release

> The European Union's new digital chief urged Europe to stay tough on net neutrality rules. Article

> Verizon Wireless has made Android 5.0 Lollipop available to its variation of the Moto X.  Article

> Samsung Electronics has developed a next-generation mouse that can help people with disabilities type, scroll and navigate the Internet without the use of hands. Article

> Xiaomi will launch its first 4G device with Indian operator Bharti Airtel by the end of the year. Article

> DragonWave said it received announced orders in excess of $10 million for the month of November from a Tier 1 operator in the U.S.  Release

Mobile Developer News

> Mobile developers understand why Apple removed the word "free" from its App Store. Article

> Only 8 percent of mobile users in the U.S. say they would download all of their free apps again if they were required to pay for them, according to a poll from the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA).  Article

Cable News

> Members of Congress serving on subcommittees charged with legislating the Internet are invested in major broadband service providers including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. Article

> Flying in the face of rampant dissent toward the deal among programmers, Ovation CEO Charles Segars blogged strident support for the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Article

Telecom News

> Infonetics said that PON equipment vendors saw a revenue uptick in the third quarter of 2014 due to GPON optical network terminal (ONT) sales in North America, but the overall global broadband aggregation equipment market (DSL, PON and Ethernet FTTH) declined sequentially in the third quarter of 2014. Article

> Zayo is supplying IX Reach with a mix of colocation and dark fiber facilities connecting data centers in New York and New Jersey. Article

And finally… Universal picked up the Steve Jobs movie. Article