Vodafone inks deal with Netflix; Verizon launches new mobile advertising effort

Quick news from around the Web.

> Vodafone announced a deal with Netflix that will give its 4G subscribers six months of free access to the service. Article

> BlackBerry is launching a series of projects under the heading of "Project Ion" and aims to use its expertise in data security to get enterprises to uses its platform to connect devices as part of the Internet of Things. Article

> Verizon Wireless is launching a major new mobile advertising effort. Article

> Apple is working to resolve a glitch in its iMessage service. Article

> LG showed off its QuickCircle charging case for its forthcoming G3 smartphone. Article

> AT&T said it is now selling its AT&T Wireless Home Phone & Internet product nationwide. Post

> Huawei handset executive Colin Giles has joined Lenovo. Article

> ZTE and Huawei are the winners of China Mobile's second round of 4G contact awards. Article

> Cisco's "chief futurist" Dave Evans has left the company. Article

> Samsung said it plans to shutter its Music and Book Hub services. Article

> Facebook launched a new service that will listen for nearby music and TV shows when users post to the site. Article

> nTelos Wireless launched the Samsung Galaxy S5. Release

> Cellcom said it will sell the iPad. Release

Wireless Tech News

> Google is reportedly preparing to subsidize commercial-grade Wi-Fi gear and software for small- and medium-size businesses, possibly in exchange for having Wi-Fi users use their Google accounts to sign into those businesses' Wi-Fi hotspots, which will in turn help Google better target advertising to them. Article

> Small cells are more than just an answer to persistent in-building penetration and high-density RF challenges. They are critical in satisfying user bandwidth capacity needs in difficult indoor environments like malls, stadiums and convention centers. Industry Voices

> Cisco CEO John Chambers indicated the company is staking out a beachhead in software-defined networking (SDN), predicting his company will come to dominate the nascent category. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon broadened its aim on healthcare industry by expanding its HIPAA-enabled data center services. Article

> Cbeyond, a competitive telco that's in the process of being purchased by Birch Communications, is extending dark fiber to small to medium businesses that reside in large, multi-tenant buildings. Article

Cable News

> Google said its Fiber ISP service won't make paid peering deals. Article

> Is former News Corp. president and chief operating officer Peter Chernin the man who is going to make the $49.5 billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV work? Article

And finally… The Pentagon held a science fair. Article

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