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Mobile Minutes: Regulators eye sponsored data; Snapchat’s data deals; Apple names COO; Silicon Valley cools

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 4.17.45 PMRegulators want to talk to AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile about sponsored data
Federal regulators have asked AT&T, Comcast and T-Mobile to meet with them to discuss a growing and controversial business tactic: Offering Americans access to certain online services, such as Netflix or Spotify, without those services eating away at their monthly data caps.
Read more on The Washington Post

Snapchat is cutting data deals to lure advertisers

Would you rather send a Snapchat of yourself waving a virtual light saber or wiggling an animated, Kim Kardashian-size derriere?
Read more on New York Post

Apple names Jeff Williams COO, a job once held by Tim Cook
Apple Inc. promoted longtime executive Jeff Williams to the role of chief operating officer, reinstating the title previously held by Chief Executive Tim Cook, as part of a series of changes to the company’s leadership team.
Read more on Reuters

Silicon Valley’s cash party is coming to an end
Silicon Valley is cooling, not crashing. Valuations are falling. The era of cheap money is over.
Read more on CNBC