Burning Man attendees stay connected with FireChat; CommScope introduces Tri-Beam antenna

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Thanks to FireChat, a peer-to-peer wireless networking app created by Open Garden, thousands of attendees at this years' Burning Man are staying connected. Venture Beat article

> Sprint is scoring points in its Kauffman Stadium coverage. RCR Wireless article

> AT&T's aggressive push to transform its internal operations and virtualize its processes and services is showing up first in its business sales efforts, where both Network on Demand and NetBond are designed to bring new flexibility and agility to traditional Ethernet and cloud connections. Light Reading article

> CommScope introduced its Tri-Beam antenna that features new lens technology to deliver three beams from a single antenna unit, enabling almost three times the capacity compared to a single-beam antenna. Release

> Nest's new version of the Nest Thermostat has a bigger, higher-resolution display and a slimmer build. The Verge article

> Instabridge, the Wi-Fi sharing community and mobile app, said it raised a $3 million Series A round led by Stockholm-based MOOR and London-based Balderton Capital. Tech Crunch article

> Microsoft's new, more collaborative approach to the computing industry was on display at VMware's annual conference in San Francisco, where executives from both companies shared the stage to talk about new device management features in Windows 10. Network World article

> The Z-Wave Alliance announced that long-time Universal Remote Control executive and CEDIA board member Mitchell Klein will serve as its new executive director. Release

> New technologies secure the Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things. EE Times article

And finally… Google's not the only one updating its logo. Verizon is adopting a new look as well. Article


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