Xiaomi nets $12B in revenues; Google's Nest expands to 15 more companies

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> Xiaomi's revenues doubled to $12 billion while its phone sales tripled. Article

> Google announced its new Google Cast service, which streams audio from participating providers to nearby speakers. Article

> AT&T and Sprint announced they will sell LG's new G Flex 2. Article

> Verizon Wireless announced it will provide firmware updates for cars over LTE. Article

> Nvidia announced its new Tegra X1 smartphone chip. Article

> Huawei said its 2014 sales revenue rose 15 percent to $46 billion on the success of its cloud computing and smartphone business. Article

> Google's Nest now works with 15 more companies. Article

> Microsoft launched a $29 feature phone, the Nokia 215. Article

> Alcatel OneTouch said it will expand its innovation accelerator program to North America. Article

> Alcatel's new Pixi smartphone can run Windows, Android, or the Firefox OS. Article

> Samsung said it will use Tizen in its TVs. Article

> AT&T Mobility launched its M2X Data Service platform as a commercial product, encouraging developers to use the platform if they want managed services for Internet of Things applications. Article

Wireless Tech News

> According to Joe Madden at Mobile Experts, CRAN and DAS will converge for the enterprise. Industry Voices

> Just as Wi-Fi device shipments are poised to top the 10 billion mark this month, the Wi-Fi Alliance is introducing a tool to make it easier for consumers to find Wi-Fi Certified products on its website. Article

> SingTel is conducting a trial of Ericsson's Radio Dot System to improve the in-building mobile broadband experience for its customers in Singapore. Article

Telecom News

> Google Fiber wrote in an FCC filing that if the FCC reclassifies broadband providers under Title II of the Telecom Act, it could enable it to more readily gain access to utility poles and related infrastructure like ducts owned by electric and gas utility companies. Article

Cable News

> Hedging against a protracted carriage battle with Fox News, Dish Network has signed an agreement to carry Glenn Beck's indie conservative channel TheBlaze. Article

European Wireless News

> Bouygues Telecom looks set to face another difficult year after analysts revised previous EBITDA forecasts downwards for 2014 and said they expect to see further declines in earnings in 2015. Article

> Telefónica Deutschland reiterated that it does not plan to sell any more former E-Plus assets as it closed a sale of yourfone to mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) customer Drillisch that was first announced in November. Article

And finally… This new fitness tracker is basically a smart Band-Aid. Article

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