News of Note—Motorola’s patent win, China’s satellite plans and more

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Here are some other stories we're following today:

> The Essential Phone in Halo Gray is now being offered for $250 on Amazon Prime Day. Forbes article

> Dialpad announced a $50 million series D investment, giving the company plenty of capital to keep expanding its business communications platform. TechCrunch article

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> VC firm Social Capital may be in turmoil, but CEO Chamath Palihapitiya says the firm hasn’t wavered from its goals. Bloomberg article

> Cricket Wireless announced that it has lifted data usage restrictions while in Mexico. Release

> Motorola Solutions says it has won its patent infringement lawsuit filed against Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH of Bad Münder, Germany. Release 

> The FCC will soon contemplate changes to the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Motherboard article

> China plans to launch 300 low-orbit satellites to provide worldwide communication services, with the first in the series to be launched later this year. Business Standard article

> T-Mobile ONE customers now get unlimited data and texting in 70 additional countries and destinations and can add a high-speed data pass and unlimited calling for just $5 a day. Release

> Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) introduced the 21st Century Internet Act, which seeks to codify the principles of net neutrality into law, taking the decision out of the hands of the FCC. Engadget article


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