Verizon: T-Mobile's incentive auction proposal would undermine auction; GE, DoCoMo team for industrial IoT

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Verizon blasted T-Mobile's latest proposal for the FCC's upcoming incentive auction as "undermining" the FCC's objectives for a successful auction. FCC filing

> According to a new survey from Canaccord Genuity, Apple commanded 50 percent of the U.S. smartphone market with the iPhone during the second quarter. AppleInsider article

> Possibly in response to the launch of Apple Music, Spotify is telling iOS users how to avoid iTunes charges and pay less for the Spotify service. Engadget article

> Twitter is adding new tools to its service to help mobile app companies sell their apps. WSJ article

> Ericsson said it will integrate VeriFone's Mobile Money's Retail Enablement into its Wallet Platform. Release

> Facebook, via a new app update, will allow iOS users to have more control over their newsfeed. 9to5Mac article

> Vtel said its wireless network in Vermont is mostly finished. Vermont Public Radio article

> GE and Japan's DoCoMo announced a new teaming on industrial Internet of Things products. Release

> According to Strategy Analytics, mobile gaming continued to experience seasonal second quarter declines, but in the U.S. specifically "those declines still placed gaming at a higher percentage of top grossing apps than in the year ago quarter," the firm said. Release

Telecom News

> COMPTEL and a group of organizations that represent businesses and competitive ISPs have sent a letter to the FCC asking the regulator to include in their technology transitions an order that will protect and promote competition, universal service and public safety while ensuring business and residential customers can get services as telcos migrate their networks to all-IP. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to test network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies with a focus on enhancing network performance and efficiencies. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Researchers at South Korea's KAIST, formerly the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, have developed a wireless-power transfer (WPT) technology that allows mobile devices to be charged at any location and in any direction. Article

> An IEEE study group is suggesting that the Wi-Fi protocol be updated to use randomly generated addresses to improve security and privacy. Article

Cable News

> Comcast officially opened its first Studio Xfinity concept store in Chicago, with the goal of changing its image as a cable conglomerate to that of a maker of elegant, forward-looking technology. Article

And finally… A second wireless carrier is launching in North Korea. Article

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