Report: Verizon spends $30M for 2M Go90 downloads; Android smartphone makers shy away from encryption

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Verizon spent $30 million to obtain 2 million users of its Go90 mobile video service, according to a new report. The Information article

> According to a new report, some Android smartphone markers have resisted implementing encryption on their devices because it slows down the performance of those phones. WSJ article

> Kitty Wireless will reportedly soon offer services from MyTime Wireless and Proven Wireless. Prepaid Phone News article

> Microsoft is launching Windows 10 Mobile tomorrow. VentureBeat article

> T-Mobile is offering free subscriptions to MLB.TV to lure new customers. Bloomberg article

> According to the CEO of Vertical Bridge, the future of the wireless industry is still bright. Inside Towers article

> Sony released a new Android app that allows PlayStation users to access movies or TV shows they have rented from Sony. Phone Scoop article

> FCC Chair Tom Wheeler said he would pursue more funding if the $1.75 billion that has been allocated to repacking TV broadcasters' spectrum licenses following the incentive auction is not sufficient. B&C article

Telecom News

> Verizon is seeing another challenge its copper retirement plans in New York City from competitive carrier Transbeam, which says its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) customers could be compromised. Article

Online Video News

> Verizon and AOL's media-focused IP transport wing, Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), is taking closer aim at the broadcast industry with its latest acquisition, Volicon, a video capture and archiving vendor. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Article

> Digital video, once considered a way to extend a traditional TV broadcaster's audience reach, is rapidly coming into its own. A new comScore report reveals that the rapid expansion of mobile viewing is making it possible marketers to match online audience reach levels with those of television for the first time ever. Article

Installer News

> ADDvantage Technologies Group is forming a joint venture with YKTG to share in the deconstruction work on a "major U.S. wireless provider's" cell tower sites across 13 states. Article

European Wireless News

> Philips selected Vodafone as its global wireless connectivity partner for an Internet of Things (IoT) based smart street lighting system that the company said will pave the way for additional smart city initiatives in the future. Article

Cable News

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will circulate a draft order as soon as this week conditionally approving Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, the Wall Street Journal reports.  Article

> Dish Network says it's suing NBCUniversal after the programmer ran commercials warning viewers that a retrans/carriage impasse with the satellite could result in a loss of access to NBCU channels. Article

And finally… A company that makes a connected doorbell has raised $61.2 million in venture funding. Article

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