DARPA launches Spectrum Collaboration Challenge; Persistent Systems works with IBM Watson on IoT

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), a department of the U.S. military responsible for developing emerging technologies, announced the world's first collaborative machine-learning competition, the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge. IWCE's Urgent Communications article

> Margaret Chiosi, distinguished network architect at AT&T Labs, provides insight into the operator's ongoing push in using SDN, NFV and cloud technologies to power its network. RCR Wireless article

> Google launched cloud tools it claims will be critical to every business that has a major initial public offering in the future. Light Reading article

> Persistent Systems is working with IBM to improve engineering processes, integrating new specialized consulting services via the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) Platform to help engineers integrate massive amount of data from the IoT into product development. Release

> The case between Apple and law enforcement over opening the iPhone has stimulated people worldwide to try to get into the device. New York Times article

> A unit of Chinese internet giant Baidu has developed an algorithm that can predict crowd formation, which it says could be used to help warn authorities and individuals of unusually large crowds that could lead to public-safety threats. Wall Street Journal article

> The FDA approved Stimwave's miniature peripheral nerve stimulator (PNS), providing a full body wireless pain relief solution. Release

> NimbeLink announced the general availability of its certified 4G LTE CAT 1 embedded and external modems. Release

And finally… Apple unveils 29-armed robot designed to disassemble old iPhones. Extreme Tech article