CCI debuts QuadPort antennas; Wi-Fi celebrates 25 years

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> CCI debuted its QuadPort Series of antennas with a new four-port low-band array that covers 698-960 MHz. Release

> How a Silicon Valley project to reimagine TV became a Verizon app. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> Twenty-five years ago a couple dozen engineers gathered in a hotel meeting room to define a wireless technology with the obscure name IEEE 802.11. EE Times article/slide show

> Walt Mossberg says Apple remains the world's most influential tech company as the fourth anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs approaches. The Verge article

> Virtualized networks, small cells, LTE-U and lots of millimeter-wave capability are the components of the future network, according to the wireless testing companies that help shape them. Network World article

> Cities that don't want to wait for incumbent ISPs to build networks in uncompetitive areas should consider building their own networks. That was the message from FCC staffer Gigi Sohn at the NATOA Annual Conference. DSL Reports article

> Microsoft bought Double Labs, a startup that developed Echo Notification Lockscreen, a free lockscreen app for Android. Venture Beat article

> San Francisco-based Uber is getting into the robotics business. New York Times article (sub. req.)

> Malicious apps that disable Android phones until owners pay a hefty ransom are growing increasingly malevolent and sophisticated as evidenced by a newly discovered sample that resets device PIN locks, an advance that requires a factory reset. Ars Technica article

And finally… Google has put the residents of Los Angeles in a rather precarious position: underwater, according to the search giant's Maps software. Article