Yahoo sets deadline for bids on core Web business; Apple reportedly preparing iOS 9.3 patch

More wireless news from across the Web:

> According to IHS, the wireless charging receiver market grew more than 160 percent last year over the previous year, as annual global shipments reached 144 million units. Release

> Yahoo has set a deadline of April 11 for bids on its core Web business, according to a new report. WSJ article

> Panasonic Corporation and Nomura Real Estate Development have revealed a concept plan that guides the development of a new smart town they plan to build in Tsunashima in the city of Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. Article

> Facebook is reportedly considering technology that would allow its Messenger users to use the service to purchase goods inside physical stores. Digital Trends article

> Apple said it's working to patch a bug in its iOS 9.3 operating system that causes apps to crash when users tap on some Web links. iMore article

> Samsung Pay is now available in China. Cnet article

> Nintendo's mobile game, Miitomo, is scheduled to hit the United States sometime this week. Verge article

Mobile Developer News

> A survey of 1,000 smartphone owners conducted by app analytics provider Localytics indicated 92 percent of consumers expect to use apps more or the same amount in the future. However, the survey also showed mobile device users will try a new app on average 4.5 times before deciding to stop using it due to boredom or lack of perceived value. Feature

> Are app developers ready for the latest Apple devices? Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Communications Sales & Leasing, the real estate investment trust spinoff of Windstream, is growing its network property portfolio by acquiring 32 wireless towers and operating rights for 40 towers from Windstream for $3 million. Article

Cable News

> Macquarie Research analyst Amy Yong projects that Comcast will add around 32,000 pay-TV subscribers in the first quarter, an uptick over a loss of 8,000 in the first quarter of 2015. Article

> Arris 'home of the future' presentation ends illusion of monastic broadband existence. Editor's Corner

And finally… LG tapped movie actor Jason Statham to star in commercials for its new G5 smartphone. Release