U.S. sues Iowa county over sheriff's FirstNet emails; Startup Hotspotio aims to make public Wi-Fi more social

More wireless tech news from across the Web.

> The U.S. government is suing Story County, Iowa, to keep Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald's FirstNet-related emails private. Article

> Huawei will open a $200 million R&D center in the UK. Article

> Huawei and New Zealand's largest telco launched a joint innovation program. Article

> Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson said the vendor is will begin demonstrating use cases for service provider SDN. Article

> New Mexico using FirstNet spectrum for broadband network for first responders. Article

> Vodafone will be the exclusive airtime connectivity partner for Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX with LTE in the UK and Germany. Article

> Startup Hotspotio aims to make public Wi-Fi a more social experience. Article

> Survey confirms Europeans are choosing Wi-Fi over cellular for data. Article

> Tarana Wireless touts results from Manhattan NLoS backhaul tests. Article

And finally…  NYC manhole covers may soon juice-up electric cars. Article