Wheeler scores Senate committee approval for FCC spot; Ntelos reports 454,800 wireless subs

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> Ntelos reported total subscribers of 454,800 in the second quarter, up from 424,800 in the year-ago period. Release (PDF)

> Tom Wheeler received approval for the FCC's top position from the Senate Commerce Committee. Article

> A federal appeals ruled that law enforcement could get historical location data directly from wireless carriers without a search warrant. Article

> Shipments of phone accessories will reach 170 million by 2018, according to Juniper Research. Release

> Apple CEO Tim Cook is pushing the iPhone to Chinese wireless carriers. Article

> Samsung has been accused of reporting inaccurate processing speeds for its smartphones. Article

> Nvidia is now selling its Shield Android gaming device. Post

> NEC confirmed it will withdraw from the smartphone market. Article

> Mozilla and BlackBerry teamed over Web browser technology. Article

> Panasonic reported a drop in its mobile phone business. Article

> Starbucks will offer wireless charging technology in a handful of its stores. Article

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> Mobile ad company Velti is reportedly engaged in layoffs and is suffering from executive departures. Article

> Sprint will reload PlayPhone's social games store on its phones. Article

> Facebook unveiled Mobile Games Publishing, a new pilot program offering select game developers promotional support across the social networking giant's mobile apps in exchange for a share of resulting revenues. Article

> According to App Annie, Google Play passed Apple's App Store in terms of app downloads, but the App Store still generated 2.3 times the revenue of Google Play. Post

And finally… LG's G2 smartphone will feature music from the Vienna Boys' Choir. Release