Fortinet closes acquisition of Meru Networks; Gimbal introduces USB-powered proximity beacons

Wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Fortinet closed the acquisition of Meru Networks' intelligent Wi-Fi networking business, with Meru employees now officially part of Fortinet. Release

> Gimbal announced the availability of its Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy) Gimbal Proximity Beacon U-Series 5. Release

> EE, the UK's biggest mobile operator, confirmed it will launch a VoLTE service this summer and says the technology will be made available on "the market's most popular new handsets." LightReading article

> Starting from scratch: How do you build a world-class research lab? Ars Technica article

> Virgin America's Wi-Fi will be fast enough for Netflix on some flights next year. The Verge article

> Google's self-driving cars have hit the road in Austin, Tex., the first time the project's testing program has expanded beyond the streets around its hometown in California. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> Walt Mossberg provides a quick user guide to the Echo, which Amazon will start widely shipping next week. Re/code article

> The Open Mobile Alliance will participate in GSMA's Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 (MWC Shanghai 2015) from July 15 to 17 in Shanghai, China. Release

And finally… Six questions for the guy who climbed onto a Broadway stage to charge his phone. Article