Xiaomi hires former Qualcomm exec; MobiTV will power Boost's mobile video service

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> Nest Labs is expected to host an event next week and many are predicting the company will launch a new wireless security camera. Article

> Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi hired Wang Xiang, the former president of Qualcomm China, to be senior vice president of strategic cooperation. Article

> Messaging app Line Corp launched a music streaming service in Japan. Article

> MobiTV is teaming with Sprint MVNO Boost Mobile to launch a prepaid streaming video service. Article

> Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told NOAH tech conference attendees in Berlin that the fragmented IP laws and copyright rules across the 28 members of the EU will threaten its development in the digital market. Article

> Apple retail store workers complained to CEO Tim Cook that the company's policy of checking retail employees' bags as a security precaution was embarrassing and demeaning. Article

Wireless Tech News

> The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) released Atrium, an open software-defined networking (SDN) software release designed to help the network industry more easily adopt open SDN. Article

> Facebook has reportedly abandoned any plans for a geostationary satellite project. Article

Cable News

> A Socialist Party city council member is urging Seattle residents to form a "movement against" local cable franchise holders Comcast and CenturyLink in an effort to establish a municipal broadband network. Article

> Dispatch Broadcast Group has threatened to pull two of its network affiliates of Dish Network in Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis if a renewal to broadcast retransmission licensing terms can't be agreed upon. Article

Telecom News

> John Jones, SVP of public policy and government relations at CenturyLink, talked with FierceTelecom about the FCC's new net neutrality rules, special access, video franchising and Connect America Fund. Interview

> Windstream Hosted Solutions has introduced its new Elastic Hybrid Cloud as an enhancement to its Managed Private Cloud service that targets hybrid private and public cloud opportunities. Article

And finally… In this video blog, T-Mobile CEO John Legere pleads with consumers to contact the FCC about the upcoming 600 MHz auction to make sure smaller operators have a chance at low-band spectrum.  Video

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