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Apple inventions could signal new geofencing features for iPhone

Two Apple patent applications were published last week that demonstrate Apple's ongoing interest in mobile device location sharing, including one that details a new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation, according to  AppleInsider. 

GM plans to use Cisco tech to test compatibility of Wi-Fi and vehicle-to-vehicle systems in 5.9 GHz band

General Motors expects to begin testing new technology from Cisco Systems to share spectrum between vehicle-to-vehicle  and Wi-Fi systems, a GM executive told U.S. lawmakers. 

Apple expands role with Bluetooth SIG, becomes Promoter member

It's not every day that an industry group can claim Apple as a member, but the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that Apple has expanded its participation by becoming a Promoter member.

Qi standard to support 15 watt fast charging

The Qi wireless charging standard is now capable of delivering 15 watts of power to mobile phones, according to the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). The advancement means Qi-enabled devices will be able to "fast charge" wirelessly, imitating accelerated wired charging that provides as much as 60 percent battery life in half an hour of charging.

Report: Consumer demand for connected home solutions down 15% from May 2014

Carriers looking to the connected home as a new frontier of revenue and subscriber growth better think again or change their strategies, based on a new report from Argus Insights. The report estimates that consumer demand for connected home products and solutions is actually down 15 percent from May 2014.  

Analyst: AT&T could see long-term growth from Mexico, connected car

AT&T Mobility has strong future growth opportunities both domestically and in Latin America, as it pushes more into the Internet of Things and Mexico, according to a report from Wall Street firm Credit Suisse.

Sigfox strikes deal with Samsung to integrate its protocol into Artik platform

Sigfox, the French startup that aims to roll out a low-throughput global-sized Internet of Things (IoT) network over the next five years, is integrating its network protocol into Samsung's new Artik platform. The move should give Sigfox a boost in its stated efforts to establish a "fourth protocol" behind GSM, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Sizing up the top 15 innovative companies in wireless

Whether it's the aggressive rollout of LTE by major operators like AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless or the fact that the industry is trying to define what 5G will be, the wireless industry like other segments of the telecom industry, is constantly evolving.

Strategy Analytics: 22% of U.S. consumers would add connected car to shared data plan

Just 22 percent of U.S. consumers are willing to pay to add a connected car to their shared data plan, down from 28 percent in 2014, according to a survey conducted by research firm Strategy Analytics.

Mushroom Networks' Streamer gets role in NASA's LDSD test launch

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) used a portable device from Mushroom Networks to help capture live feeds of its June 8 test vehicle launch from Hawaii. The launch was designed to test NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) technology, which is expected to play a role in future robotic missions to Mars.