Motorola starts selling Moto X Pure Edition; Google takes aim at ads for apps on mobile sites

More wireless news from across the Web:

Motorola's official Google+ page said that U.S. consumers will be able to order the Moto X Pure Edition beginning today. PhoneScoop article 

> CommScope opened a new antenna manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic to speed up the deployment of LTE in Europe. Release

> Lenovo has indicated it plans to unveil next-generation Moto 360 smart watch on Sept. 8. TechTimes article 

> Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix formed a new open source alliance, the Alliance for Open Media, aimed at developing the next generation of royalty- free video formats, codecs and other related technologies. TechCrunch article 

> Google hopes to negate the use of interstitial app install ads that hide content when users try to view search results by making those ads count against mobile websites in the search giant's algorithms. PhoneScoop article 

> C Spire Wireless selected software provider OnApp as the customer portal for its enterprise cloud services based on VMware vCloud Director. Release

> Nest Labs is releasing a third version of its flagship connected device, the Learning Thermostat. Re/code article

Installer News

> While the largest U.S.-based wireless operators are in various stages of their small cell rollouts, Zayo is seeing growing demand to provide fiber-based backhaul connectivity and turnkey solutions. Article

> A man has been arrested in Putnam County, N.Y., on charges of stealing copper grounding bars from three cell tower facilities there this summer. The arrest highlights not only the ongoing vulnerability of cell sites to theft but also the ways in which cell tower owners and vendors can guard against intrusions and thievery. Article

Online Video News

> Move over, ad-supported Hulu: the streaming service is adding a third subscription tier, this time completely ad-free, for $11.99 per month. The widely rumored move was announced by the company in a blog post on its website. Article

> Another day, another challenge for online video advertisers trying to make sure their ads are viewed. Both Apple and Google are taking separate measures to remove annoyances from their users' lives, at the expense of online video advertisers. Article

European Wireless News

> Spain plans to launch an auction of frequencies in the 2.6 GHz band in the coming weeks to enable the market's four mobile network operators to further improve 4G network coverage. Article

> Eircom's mobile business generated its highest EBITDA margin in five years in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, which covers the three months to end-June, as the business generated healthy increases in EBITDA during the quarter and in the full fiscal year. Article

Cable News

> CBS Corp. will offer unauthenticated streaming access to two NFL regular season games this season, taking the pay-TV ecosystem's most expensive programming asset over the top. Article

Telecom News

> Router and switch vendors Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper are reaping the rewards of carriers' hesitation to deploy SDN and move to 100 Gigabit Ethernet. Article

> Comcast Business has built out Ethernet services to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel, a win that illustrates the cable MSO's growing presence in the hospitality vertical. Article

And finally…  Google has a new logo. Article


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