Apple Watch just behind FitBit in wearables race; Instagram allows non-square pictures

More wireless news from across the Web:

> The Apple Watch entered the wearables market just behind the established leader in fitness tracking, Fitbit, according to IDC. Re/code article

> The FCC has approved AT&T's proposed acquisition of several spectrum licenses from KanOkla Telephone Association. PhoneScoop article

> Instagram is allowing its 300 million users to post landscape and portrait videos and pictures for the first time. BBC article 

> Hon Hai Precision Industry will buy a 21 percent stake in Siliconware Precision Industries, days after another Taiwan-based Apple supplier also said it wanted to buy into the chip packaging firm. Reuters article

> U.S. Cellular recently made the third-generation Moto G smartphone available from its website. PhoneScoop article 

> Ian Rogers, the architect of Apple's online radio strategy, has resigned two months after the launch of its Beats1 radio service. Re/code article

> Turing Robotic Industries said its Turing Phone will ship to customers starting Dec. 18, more than four months later than the original Aug. 10 ship date. PhoneScoop article 

> Google rejected claims from the European Union's top antitrust official that the company favored some of its own search results over those of rivals. New York Times article

European Wireless News

> Nokia and industrial investment company China Huaxin agreed to establish a joint venture combining Nokia China and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell once the proposed merger of the Finnish equipment manufacturer with Alcatel-Lucent closes. Article

> Bouygues Telecom said it had 4.1 million 4G customers at the end of June this year, meaning that 42 percent of its mobile customer base excluding M2M is now using the high-speed mobile service. Article

Cable News

> Taking a shot at a regulatory agency that is about to make key decisions on the future of broadcast retransmission negotiations, Sinclair Broadcast Group said the FCC did "nothing" to lead it to make a deal with Dish Network earlier this week that ended a record-sized TV station blackout. Article

> Jurors ruled that Time Warner Cable should pay $5.78 million stemming from a natural gas explosion that killed one worker and injured more than a dozen people at a Kansas City, Mo., restaurant in February 2013. Article

Telecom News

> The FCC plans to extend mandatory reporting on service outages to submarine cable systems by issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) during its monthly meeting in September. Article

> CenturyLink is aware that Comcast Business, Charter and other cable operators are going to be a bigger threat in the SIP trunking segment of the business services market as more businesses ditch their TDM-based PRI lines and analog PBXs for IP-based hosted services. Article

And finally… Facebook announced a major milestone: A billion people used the service Monday. Post

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