AT&T launches LG G Vista smartphone; Dayton departs as Boingo's chairman

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> Sky Dayton has stepped down as chairman of Boingo Wireless to focus on his startup efforts. Transcript

> Cincinnati Bell said it has no plans to re-enter the wireless business through a resale agreement through Verizon Wireless. Transcript

> Security firm F-Secure said it confirmed that Xiaomi phones send some user data to a remote server in China. Post

> AT&T Mobility will sell the LG G Vista Android smartphone for $355 without a contract. Article

> Nvidia's profits grew on the strength of its mobile and gaming business. Article

> Google said a preview of its Fit SDK is now available. Post

> As smartphone sales slow, makers of smartphone cameras are looking to automobiles for growth. Article

> Mobile messaging company Tango could be worth around $1.5 billion. Article

> The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected the Apple autocomplete patent the company used in its legal battle against Samsung Electronics. Article

> Syniverse signed an LTE roaming agreement with SoftBank. Article

> According to a Chinese official, Apple products are not subject to a ban on government device purchases. Article

> Samsung and Barnes & Noble have scheduled a Nook event on Aug. 20. Article

Telecom News

> Cincinnati Bell and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have put together a tentative agreement on a new 27-month labor contract representing 850 wireline workers in the union's District 4 region. Article

Cable News

> Dish Network has announced a major upgrade to the tablet apps that fuel its Hopper with Sling service. Article

> Pay-TV operators survived the second quarter, typically their weakest for subscriber growth, with their customer bases largely intact. And the much discussed specter of cord cutting has "slowed to a crawl." Article

European Wireless News

> SIM card supplier Gemalto agreed to buy U.S.-based data protection specialist SafeNet for $890 million (€664.5 million) in order to better protect its products against security threats including hacking. Article

> Telenor Myanmar said it will make 10 million SIM cards available when it launches commercial services in the country in September, and that it will follow rival Ooredoo's rollout plan by initially launching in three cities before expanding availability. Article

And finally… A Chicago man has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing as much as $1 million in iPhones and iPads from Verizon Wireless. Article

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