Liberty Global among those funding LookLive; Al Jazeera America, DirecTV renew carriage deal

More cable news from across the Web:

> Liberty Global Ventures and Volta Ventures led a round of funding into LookLive, which "identifies items in TV shows and celebrity images, creating contextual shopping experiences for consumers, enhanced user engagement, and advanced advertising opportunities for brands and publishers." Release

> Time Warner Cable said its calling plan now offers unlimited calling to a number of European countries. Release

> Accenture said it will acquire S3 TV Technology, a unit of S3 Group that offers testing and monitoring services to video providers globally. Advanced Television article

> Al Jazeera America and AT&T's DirecTV servie have settled their courtroom battle and have renewed their carriage deal. Variety article

> San Diego's KFMB has renewed its carriage agreement with DirecTV in time for the Chargers' football game. Tribune article

> TiVo's set-top integration with Cox Communications is now up and running in two markets. Post

> The $1.99-per-month NFL Now service will no longer be offered on a stand-alone basis. Variety article

> Cable One is giving free Chromebook computers to students at the Lewis and Clark Elementary in Fargo, Minn. Kvrr article

> Bright House Networks is now offering the Game Finder, tool that it said will allow customers find out when and where college football games are being offered on TV. Broadcasting & Cable article

Mobile Developer News

> Mobile developers have lots of speculation about Apple's upcoming media event, scheduled for Wednesday. Article

> Amazon's "actually free" program for mobile app developers could change the game for Android developers. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> NGN, a member-owned service provider cooperative that runs a 1,600-mile network in North Georgia, is providing 100 Mbps symmetrical Internet connections to seven libraries within the Northeast Georgia Regional Library system. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Wireless operators are going to reap benefits by working with the drone industry, and as a board member of the Small UAV Coalition, Verizon is showing its pioneering spirit, according to the coalition's executive director. Article

> Verizon is working with partners Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Cisco, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung to test 5G in the company's innovation centers in Waltham, Mass., and San Francisco. The technology field trials are expected to begin in 2016. Article

Wireless News

> Apple is likely going to unveil its newest iPhones tomorrow, expected to be called the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and every major U.S. carrier will likely announce plans to carry the phones. However, for the first time since the iPhone was introduced in 2007, U.S. operators will be favoring equipment installment plans and leasing over two-year contracts, potentially creating a conundrum for both Apple and the carriers. Article

And finally… Time Warner Cable said it will offer a channel dedicated to the Pope's visit to the United States. NYT article

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