Verizon tests same-day delivery for phones; Apple's Cook reportely gushes about new retail chief

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@FierceWireless: RT @verge: Tim Cook celebrates Cupertino's approval of Apple's new spaceship campus. Article | [email protected]

> Check out pictures from the 2013 Wireless History Foundation's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Post

> Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly said in regard to hiring former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts as Apple's new retail chief that she is the "best person in the world for this role." Article

> Isis's plan to jump-start mobile payments? Give away 1 million smoothies through a partnership with Jamba Juice. Article

> Verizon Wireless is testing same-day delivery for phones ordered online. Article

>  Aviate is a startup that is producing an always-changing, intelligent home screen for Android. Article

> Intel's third-quarter profit dropped just slightly. Article (sub. req.)

> Intel CEO Brian Krzanich boasted of the merits of Intel's manufacturing process compared with that of Apple's new 64-bit A7 chipset. Article

> Yahoo reported that earnings and revenue were down in its third quarter. Article

> The U.S. Supreme Court will let InterDigital pursue a bid to extract patent royalties from Nokia on 3G technologies. Article

> Microsoft is reportedly not killing the Windows Phone back button. Article

> Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson touted the real-world benefits of software-defined networking. Article

> NSN introduced what it claims is the smallest one-box LTE micro and pico base station offering full macro capacity and functionality. Release

> Nike's FuelBand SE is still only for iOS, not Android. Article

> Oracle shareholders should vote against the company's independent directors at the annual meeting, Institutional Shareholder Services said. Article

> Twitter is headed to New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TWTR." Article

Telecom News

> Cloud traffic is becoming the dominant growth engine in data center traffic, according to Cisco's third annual Global Cloud Index. Between 2012 and 2017, cloud traffic will grow at a 35 percent combined annual growth rate (CAGR) from 1.2 zettabytes of annual data center traffic to 5.3 zettabytes. Article

> AT&T Government Solutions has won a part of a $4.1 billion, five-year indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to deploy communications and transmission systems for the Project Manager, Defense Communications Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS) program. Article

And finally... A T-Mobile US TV advertisement was criticized by law enforcement officials in San Francisco and New York for minimizing the negative consequences of smartphone theft. Article

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