Google unveils OnHub home Wi-Fi router; ZTE unveils Warp Elite Android phone for Boost Mobile

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Google announced the OnHub, a $200 home Wi-Fi router made by TP-LINK. PhoneScoop article

> The FCC levied a $750,000 fine against Smart City for preventing consumers from setting up and operating their own Wi-Fi hotspots in several convention centers around the country. Release

> Nokia said it won regulatory approval in India for its purchase of Alcatel-Lucent. Reuters article

> ZTE announced the Warp Elite, a 5.5-inch Android smartphone for Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand that costs $180. PhoneScoop article

> Silent Circle started accepting preorders for the Blackphone 2, its second-generation secure handset. PhoneScoop article

> Apple is reportedly making changes to its retail stores and will get rid of iPad Smart Signs that display information on products and demote iPods to the accessory shelf. 9to5 Mac article

> Kik Messenger raised $50 million in new venture funding from WeChat parent company Tencent, valuing Kik at just north of $1 billion, according to the company. Re/code article

> Taxi-booking app GrabTaxi Holdings said it raised over $350 million from investors including sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation. Reuters article

Installer News

> Verizon Wireless has inked a deal with Transit Wireless to deploy Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the company's wireless services in the New York subway system. Verizon is just one of many operators seeking to improve wireless coverage in subway systems across the country. Article

> Google signed a deal with real estate investment trust Parkway Properties to bring Google Fiber services to many of Parkway's office buildings in Charlotte, N.C.; Atlanta and Austin. Article

Online Video News

> Responding to a state Office of Information Management and Technology report that public employees were spending between 100 and 300 hours streaming online video from services like Netflix and Hulu, Hawaii is blocking state workers' access to the streaming services while on the job. Article

> New forms of video have emerged to meet growing demand for mobile video usage, including multichannel networks, web series and eSports, establishing audiences with recurring viewership, much like traditional television and video. Industry Voices

European Wireless News

> Swisscom said it is testing an LTE network offering data rates of up to 450 Mbps that it aims to launch by the year-end to meet growing mobile data demand. Article

> Orange announced it has completed its €3.4 billion ($3.7 billion) acquisition of Spanish operator Jazztel by acquiring the remaining 5.25 percent of Jazztel's share capital. Article

Cable News

> A Wisconsin TV station owner is taking aim at Dish Network in the satellite TV provider's ongoing retransmission battle with Sinclair Broadcast Group, arguing that Dish Network is using the same negotiating tactics that it is complaining about Sinclair using. Article

> Acquisitions in the U.S. entertainment, media and communications sector grew in the second quarter with deal value reaching $76 billion, compared to $39 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to a quarterly report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Article

Telecom News

> Windstream has joined HP's PartnerOne Program where it will deliver hosted solutions built on HP Helion and infrastructure platforms for its growing cloud customer base. Article

> FairPoint has accepted $37.4 million in funding from Phase II of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), enabling it to build network infrastructure that will bring 10/1 Mbps broadband services to nearly 105,000 locations in 14 states. Article

And finally…  Hackers who stole sensitive customer information from the cheating website AshleyMadison.com appear to have posted 9.7 GB of that data online, making good on their threat to dump the data online. Article

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