Verizon Wireless buys data management platform from Alcatel-Lucent; BlackBerry's QNX helps power Apple's CarPlay

Quick news from around the Web.

> BlackBerry's QNX helps to power Apple's new CarPlay in-car iOS service. Article

> Qualcomm's new CEO believes the smartphone market is still in its infancy. Article

> Apple said CFO Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September, and will be replaced by Luca Maestri, Apple's current vice president of Finance and corporate controller. Release

> Verizon Wireless will deploy Alcatel-Lucent's advanced data management platform throughout its network, "helping to support the carrier's LTE expansion," the companies said. Release

> Nextivity said the FCC certified its Cel-Fi Smart Signal booster for T-Mobile subscribers. Release

> Samsung spent $20 million on advertising at the Oscars. Article

> AT&T's Aio Wireless is rolling out a $25 per month plan for unlimited voice and texting. Post

Mobile Developer News

> The five Samsung Galaxy S5 design elements all app developers should steal. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Cincinnati Bell has set an ambitious target to pass 60-70 percent of the city's homes with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based Fioptics product. Article

> Verizon insists that despite recent reports it has no plans today or in the future to limit the amount of bandwidth that its FiOS customers use every month. Article

Cable News

> Walt Disney Co. said late Monday that it signed a carriage deal with Dish Network  making it the first pay-TV provider to land rights to deliver ESPN, Disney Channel and other networks through an over-the-top pay TV service. Article

> AT&T U-Verse added 10 networks to the list of programmers that are allowing the provider to offer subscribers the ability to view live programming outside the home, including Disney Channel, Fox News Channel, Pivot, Disney Junior, BeIN Sports and BBC America. Article

And finally… A key speaker at a Vodafone event admitted she doesn't own a mobile phone. Article

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