Amazon unveils $50 Fire tablet; Sprint boosts data buckets at Virgin Mobile

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Alcatel-Lucent acquired Mformation, a leading provider of mobile and Internet of Things security and device management solutions for mobile operators, service providers and enterprises. Release

> Google has reportedly created a new name for its unit working on its Google Glass eyewear: Project Aura. Wall Street Journal article

> Sprint's Virgin Mobile is increasing the size of its data buckets. Post

> Some users experienced issues yesterday when trying to download Apple's iOS 9 software. 9to5Mac article 

> Apple delayed the release of watchOS 2 for the Apple Watch due to a bug it discovered. TechCrunch article

> Amazon announced a $50, 7-inch tablet called Fire that is available for pre-orders now and shipping is expected to start on Sept. 30. Release

> The Chinese government is reportedly now asking some U.S. technology firms to directly pledge their commitment to contentious policies that could require them to turn user data and intellectual property over to the government. New York Times article

 Wireless Tech News

> As the industry moves toward more and more connections with the Internet of Things, everyone needs to keep in mind that adding more complexity isn't necessarily going to make these things more secure -- and in fact, could make them more vulnerable. Editor's Corner

> Ericsson is broadening the scope of its 5G research and development initiatives in Europe, moving beyond Sweden to include a range of European markets. Article

Cable News

> Amazon has further extended OTT's Ultra HD advantage over pay-TV for early adopters looking to actually use the 4K resolution capabilities of their new TV sets, introducing a new 4K-capable Fire TV streaming box. Article

> Verizon will continue to sell its FiOS linear video product to consumers but the company is also ramping up its Go90 mobile video service and its skinny bundle packages to accommodate the rapid growth in consumers looking to ditch their linear service in favor of over-the-top services. Article

Telecom News

> Alaskan cable operator GCI has begun offering its 1 Gbps service, 1 GIG red to consumers and businesses in Anchorage with plans to scale it to other parts of its territory by the end of the year and into 2016. Article

> Cincinnati Bell has broken ranks with the large telcos in the dark fiber race, offering the service on a case-by-case basis to a growing group of enterprise and wireless operator customers. Article

And finally… Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella walks around his house wearing the company's HoloLens augmented reality headset. Article

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