Top Canadian stories from the past week, plus other news from around the web

Busy week that saw everything from TELUS’ launching its new mobile payment service, Microsoft’s new CEO, Rogers Mobile Shopper and a few devices can expect an OS update in the coming weeks. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past week, plus a few interesting notes from around the web.

– BlackBerry ‘Ontario’ pops up in benchmarking app [Read here]
– BMO set to update its mobile site [Read here]
– Bell has 1,230,000 Mobile TV subscribers [Read here]
– Apple’s Tim Cook confirms ‘there will be new categories’ this year [Read here]
– Bell reports Q4 and 2013 results [Read here]
– Industry Canada’s new video on Canadian wireless [Read here]
– Virgin Mobile giving 500 lucky members something this Valentine’s Day [Read here]
– Microsoft announces Satya Nadella as new CEO [Read here]
– HTC One reaches its ‘end of life status’ on Bell [Read here]
– Samsung schedules Unpacked 5 event for February 24th [Read here]
– TELUS and CIBC launch mobile payment service [Read here]
– Koodo’s El Tabador set to star in a 30-minute sitcom [Read here]
– Nexus 5 in ‘Bright Red’ now available via Google Play [Read here]
– KnowRoaming begins shipping its industry-disrupting SIM card sticker [Read here]
– Rogers announces Mobile Shopper [Read here]
– Industry Canada mandates public consultation on all new cellphone towers [Read here]
– Rogers suretap Wallet launching soon [Read here]
– Thalmic Labs launches Myo developer alpha program [Read here]
– Canadian mobile data traffic to increase 762% by 2018 [Read here]
– Videotron welcomes its 500,000th wireless subscriber [Read here]
– Royal Bank of Canada brings its RBC Mobile app to Windows Phone 8 [Read here]
– Rogers says KitKat update for GS4 and the Note 3 ‘coming soon’ [Read here]
– TELUS allows employees to access buildings from their smartphone [Read here]
– Valentine’s Day Contest: Win a Moto G, red Moto G shell case and a big box of chocolates! [Enter here]

Around the web:
– Samsung’s new Windows Phone for Verizon reaches the FCC [Engadget]
– LG to unveil LG G Pro 2 on February 13th in Korea [Phone Arena]
– Qualcomm may soon power your smartphone’s entire communications system [AndroidAuthority]
– Nokia teases mystery Windows Phone announcement [TheVerge]
– QNX Powers Entertainment System on 2015 Audi TT [BerryReview]