Walmart cuts prices on iPhone 5s, 5c; Murata to buy Peregrine Semiconductor

Quick news from around the Web.

> Murata Electronics announced it will acquire Peregrine Semiconductor. Release

> Walmart has cut prices on the iPhone 5c and 5s. Article

> Apple appears to have patented technology that will help users find their parked cars even if they don't have wireless coverage. Article

> EBay is reportedly considering spinning off its PayPal business. Article

> Motorola is reportedly planning to release eight new phones before Christmas. Article

> Motorola appears to be preparing to launch the Moto X+1 smartphone. Article

> SoftBank is raising money for possibly more acquisitions. Article

Telecom News

> Vodafone has revealed that it plans to roll out its own VDSL2 network, with a pilot deployment to begin next year, reports Telecompaper citing a Digitalfernsehen.de article. Article

> Ixia is adding more clarity to its tarnished management structure, announcing that it has named HP executive Bethany Mayer as its new president and CEO. Article

Cable News

> Comcast has decided to move its IP-based "Xfinity On Campus" service beyond the experimental phase and give it a full-fledged commercial launch at a select number of universities this fall. Article

European Wireless News

> TeliaSonera received 1,145 requests for lawful interception of subscribers' communications from Swedish authorities in the first half of 2014, over half the total number of requests received in the country in all of 2013. Article

> Ericsson has revealed that the number of mobile broadband subscribers grew 35 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014, to 2.4 billion. Article

And finally… The UK's prime minister, David Cameron, said he can manage the country via his BlackBerry. Article

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