News of Note—Sprint’s Combes joins CTIA board; Apple launches study with Johnson & Johnson

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Here are some other stories we're following today:

> CTIA announced that Sprint CEO and President Michel Combes joined CTIA’s board of directors, effective immediately. Release

> Apple has launched a study with Johnson & Johnson to see if the Apple Watch can be used to spot the risk of a stroke. BGR article

> Zipwhip has raised $51.5 million in a series D round that will be used to propel the Seattle startup toward its goal of “text-enabling” every organization in North America. Venture Beat article

> NEC Corporation announced the provision of a facial recognition demo system using multiaccess edge computing to compatriot carrier NTT DoCoMo’s 5G Open Lab Okinawa, a 5G technology verification center established in Okinawa prefecture earlier this month. RCR Wireless News article

> The government shutdown is starting to make some players in the wireless industry—particularly those in the 3.5GHz CBRS space—a little nervous. Light Reading article

> Malicious Android apps have been uncovered in the Google Play store which will only trigger when a smartphone moves. ZDNet article