Apple's former Siri chief creating connected device platform at Samsung; Mobile augmented reality users will reach 200M in 2018

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> Apple's former Siri chief is now creating a connected device platform at Samsung. Article

> Cisco Systems bought the remainder of Insieme that it did not already own and unveiled the startup's first products, which offer an alternative to software-defined networking (SDN) in the data center. Article

> A Motorola patent indicates interest in an electronic neck "tattoo" that could be a microphone. Article

> The Los Angeles school district put on hold its ambitious but beleaguered iPad program after students hacked into the devices. Article

> ABI said the market for mobile broadband modems and routers will show 0 percent growth this year, due to declining USB volumes offset by increased numbers of mobile hotspot routers and embedded modem modules. Release

> Tele2 is getting ready to launch VoLTE in Sweden and the Netherlands. Article

> Juniper Research predicted the number of mobile augmented reality users will reach 200 million in 2018. Article

> The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina was certified as a CTIA Authorized Test Lab. Release

And finally… For Veterans Day, one can find lots of intriguing apps that honor wartime heroes, including the World War Two Memorial App on iTunes & Google Play. In Canada, Calgary's Field of Crosses now features QR codes on some individual monuments that let a smartphone pull up an online vignette about the soldier. Article