News bites: Regulators close to approving Verizon's $3.9 billion spectrum deal

Federal regulators are close to clearing Verizon Wireless's $3.9 billion deal to purchase airwaves from cable companies including Comcast, according to The Wall Street Journal

In its patent dispute against Samsung, Apple is arguing that more than a quarter of the Korean company's $30.4 billion in U.S. smartphone and tablet sales come from infringing on iPhone and iPad patents, Reuters reports.

Close to two-thirds of U.S. teenagers under 18 years old say they use Google-owned YouTube to listen to music, making it the most popular music medium for that age set, the Journal says.

Land-line phone companies lost broadband subscribers for the first time in the second quarter as cable companies picked up new customers, according to the AP.

Samsung will continue combating Apple's patent infringement claims after the Cupertino-based company rested on Monday, Bloomberg reports.

A Verizon report to be released this week reveals that company officials did not know that its 911 emergency service was out in Fairfax County during the June derecho storm until the county notified them, The Washington Post writes.

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