Google expands Project Tango to more countries; Motorola Solutions gets $1B investment from Silver Lake

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Google's Project Tango tablet development kit is going on sale this month in 12 additional countries starting Aug. 26. Post

> Motorola Solutions said private equity firm Silver Lake would invest $1 billion in the company. Reuters article

> Microsoft revealed the first Lumia phones that will be upgraded to Windows 10. ZDNet article

> Facebook is stumping for its Internet.org initiative to expand mobile connectivity in India on Facebook. Re/code article

> Samsung Electronics unveiled new way for people to pay for content right through their TV, called Samsung Pay on TV, which supports major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal and other mobile billing options. Post

> Leaked photos indicate the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will drop expandable memory storage and a removable battery, just as the Galaxy S6 line did. Droid Life article

> Apple reportedly has the ability to expand its lineup of Beats radio stations at will. The Verge article

Installer News

> Phoenix Tower International (PTI) acquired 600 wireless tower sites from T-Mobile US. The deal is expected to close before the end of this year. Article

> Black & Veatch acquired RCC Consultants, a global engineering and consulting firm that provides consulting and planning services for public safety and other networks. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix will succeed in Japan, but China is a whole other ballgame, writes FierceOnlineVideo Editor Samantha Bookman. Editor's Corner

> Time Warner-owned premium network HBO saw its second-quarter revenues grow to almost $1.44 billion, up 1 percent, or $21 million, from $1.42 billion a year previously, thanks to increased subscriptions. But the cost of launching its new standalone OTT service, HBO Now, exceeded that revenue gain. Article

European Wireless News

> Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom are close to reaching an agreement on a proposed merger of their respective Italian units, Reuters reported. Article

> Telekom Austria announced plans to trial an over-the-top style mobile broadband TV service to complement an existing fixed-line service. Article

Cable News

> Dish Network reported a 3.7 percent rise in second quarter earnings to $3.83 billion, but the company lost a whopping 81,000 subscribers during the three-month period. Article

> Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) announced it is taking over all operations for the National Hockey League's cable channel, websites and digital operations. MLBAM also said that it plans to spin off a digital technology unit in which the NHL would hold an equity stake. Article

Telecom News

> Hawaiian Telcom has been making strides with its FTTH rollout, extending service to a total of 175,000 homes in the second quarter. Speaking to investors during a quarterly earnings call, Scott Barber, CEO of Hawaiian Telcom said the FTTH build, including the rollout of its new 1 Gbps speed tier, is gaining momentum. Article

And finally… The #ilooklikeanengineer movement challenges stereotypes about who can work in tech. Article

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