Liberty Global closes $272.5M purchase of Choice Cable TV; Apple reportedly delays release of new Apple TV

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> Liberty Global has closed a $272.5 million purchase of Choice Cable TV to create the largest cable operator in Puerto Rico. Story

> According to eMarketer, advertisers are expected to increase their spending on mobile video in the United States by 70 percent this year to $2.62 billion--but that's only 9 percent of the money advertisers plan to spend on mobile ads overall. Article

> Discovery Communications plans to launch the streaming service Dplay in Denmark, Sweden and Italy by the end of 2015 as part of an overall international expansion strategy. Story

> Apple will reportedly not show off its new Apple TV hardware at its World Wide Developers Conference keynote on Monday. Story

> The Weather Channel has forged an agreement to deliver weather forecasts and info across Xiaomi's Android devices. Story

Wireless Tech News

> Samsung and Qualcomm have filed the most patent applications and received the most patents for technology related to wireless power, with LG coming in third place, according to data compiled by LexInnova. Article

> Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia and others are voicing their opinions on what "4.5G" really is. Special report

> Liberty Media's John Malone sees cable companies offering a "third alternative" in the U.S. wireless space. Article

Telecom News

> Fresh off its 70 percent acquisition of cable company Suddenlink Communications, French telecom firm Altice may already be looking at its next U.S. target: Verizon Communications' residential wireline business, including FiOS TV. Article

> Hybrid cloud can offer a number of benefits for a large enterprise--including the ability to offload nonessential functions like managing e-mail--but security and a loss of control over private data means uptick is slower than expected. Article

Wireless News

> What makes T-Mobile's John Legere tick? Article

> Since late 2009, Ericsson's vision of what it calls the "Networked Society" has included a key prediction: that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices around the world. Now, Ericsson is backing off of that claim, and thinks there will be around half that many connected devices in five years. Article

And finally… At Facebook's privacy summit, there appears to be little consensus on what constitutes privacy. Article

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