During the Dog Days of Summer news has been coming in too-short-to-report (TS2R) bits. Here's the minimalist wireless news for today. News revolves around Vine, Verizon, Waze, YouTube, HTC One and the ZTE Open.
Google Maps Wazed - Google Maps now feature real time traffic reports from Waze.
Google updated its Android and iOS iPhone YouTube Apps : The "cleaner designed" YouTube app now lets you watch a video while searching. It also features a new preview screen, app icon and more support for landscape on tablets.
Verizon Subs Subways in NYC - Verizon Wireless service will be deployed to 36 Manhattan subway stations, later this year.
Moto X Sigs Nixed - New MotoMakers won't be able to have their customized assembled in TX Moto X's engraved due to problems found during testing.
Sony Honami -Z1? - New leaks suggest that the super camera Sony Honami may be called the Xperia Z1. We'll know for sure on September 4.
Barnes & Noble Nookies in Color Back - CNET reported even after the blow-out of bargain priced Nook HD+, the company has changed its plans and will make another color Nook for the holidays.
ZTE Open & Closed - The eZBay-only ZTE Open smarpthone sold-out in the U.S. at $80 each and in the U.K. There were less than a 1,000 units per country. A new black market has developed for the phones with prices as high as $180.