VMware joins Industrial Internet Consortium; Sprint's iPad Air 2 supports Spark

Quick news from around the Web.

> According to a new report, a coding error by Intrado cut 911 services to 11 million people for several hours in April. Article

> Apple's iCloud service is reportedly coming under a cyber-attack in China. Article

> Sprint said Apple's iPad Air 2 is the first tablet from Apple that will support Sprint's Spark service, which combines LTE transmissions across the carrier's 800 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum. Post

> IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take its struggling semiconductor unit. Article

> VMware joined the Industrial Internet Consortium. Article

> Apple has no plans to add touchscreen technology to its Macs. Article

> China Mobile posted another drop in its net income. Article

Wireless Tech News

> South Korean giants SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start joint research on 5G network technology and service development. Article

> Qualcomm  is touting the advantages of 4K streaming video over wireless and asserting that mobile devices will lead the way in making 4K video more widely available. Article

> The short-seller activist investor who declared war on Globalstar is not backing down, releasing yet another scathing report against the company. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T said that as its landline service continues to decline, the FCC's Connect America Funds part II (CAF-II) funds should focus solely on broadband and not voice. Article

Cable News

> The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked Comcast to permanently ban Internet fast lanes, putting further pressure on the conglomerate as it tries to get its increasingly controversial purchase of Time Warner Cable through regulatory processes. Article

> A federal judge has issued a key tentative decision in favor of Dish Network in its court battle with Fox, ruling that the pay-TV operator's "Primetime Anytime" DVR feature does not infringe on the programmer's copyright. Article

European Wireless News

> The European Commission dropped its threat to launch an investigation into alleged illegal subsidies for Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, in what will come as a relief to Huawei and ZTE--the two leading Chinese vendors operating in Europe. Article

> Tele2's president and CEO dismissed a report by a Swedish newspaper accusing the company of under-handed dealing in Kazakhstan, saying the article doesn't reveal anything the company hasn't already investigated itself. Article

> Nokia Networks unveiled an industry-wide collaboration to produce a new standard covering mobile edge computing for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Article

And finally… Sting sings classic ringtones. Article

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