Verizon's 'connection day' is Nov. 26; Samsung sues Nvidia

Quick news from around the Web.

> Verizon Wireless said that Nov. 26 is "connection day" and the carrier will hand out digital freebies as a result. Article

> The United States and China agreed to drop tariffs on a range of electronic products. Article

> Intel's CEO said the company's chip partners in China are moving away from rivals' technology. Article

> Samsung issued its own patent infringement lawsuit against Nvidia. Article

> Xiaomi said it will buy a stake in Youku Tudou to increase its content offerings. Article

> Defense Mobile launched a Sprint MVNO specifically for veterans. Release

Online Video News

> Cord cutters--that coveted group of past pay-TV subscribers who have ditched linear video service for Internet viewing--might return to the pay-TV fold if their streaming experience is bad. Article

> Netflix may be an online disruptor, but it's still dependent on upstream content producers using traditional models. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T CEO and Chairman Randall Stephenson came out against President Barack Obama's plea to ask the FCC to reclassify broadband providers under Title II, a move that he says is driving it to halt the expansion of its ambitious fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) project into 100 U.S. cities. Article

> FiberLight continues to make progress with its Texas expansion project, announcing that it is on track to connect nearly 800 wireless cell towers in the state and install 1,765 route miles of fiber networks this year. Article

Cable News

> The results from the major media conglomerates' third-quarter earnings reports are, for the most part, in. And the ad-sales metrics, while entirely distressing, aren't that surprising. Article

> Just two years after its drastic restructuring to focus on inserting ads into VOD, Canoe Ventures announced that it has delivered its 10 billionth national TV impression. Article

European Wireless News

> Ericsson revealed consumers are driving smart city deployments by demanding more information on key areas including congestion, air and water quality. Article

> Telefónica's net income and revenues fell in the first nine months as the Spanish operator continues its strategy of acquisition and sell-offs to focus on key European and Latin American markets. Article

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