Drone delivers medicine in rural Virginia; Huawei signs deal with Shanghai General Motors

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> A pop-up health clinic in rural Virginia received deliveries of medicine from a drone Friday--the first government-approved drone delivery in the U.S. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) and Shanghai General Motors (GM) signed a partnership agreement to promote the development of interconnected cars. Telecompaper post

> Huawei says Europe is "like a second home market." Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> Taiwan chipmakers say they're worried that the ongoing wave of global merger and acquisition activity in the semiconductor industry may leave them stranded. EE Times article

> Data gathered by a smartphone's sensors might one day be able to identify whether someone suffers from symptoms of depression, a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows. The Verge article

> IBM researchers have created the IBM Watson Tone Analyzer, a supercomputer application that can read a message and judge the tone conveyed in the message. Venture Beat article

> Self-driving cars are coming, but most drivers don't want them--yet. Ars Technica article

> Fresh off of its purchase of Broadcom, Avago may be eyeing another acquisition--that of fellow semiconductor vendor Marvell. Light Reading article

> Michael O'Rielly, one of the two Republicans on the FCC, weighs in on the politically divisive nature of the agency. CNET article

And finally…  Spam has dropped to its lowest level since 2003, but don't mention that to Linus Torvalds, the guy who created Linux. Article

FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to FierceWireless!

The Wireless industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Our subscribers rely on FierceWireless as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on this increasingly competitive marketplace. Sign up today to get wireless news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

Suggested Articles

Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) garnered a lot of attention this year, underscoring its complexities and a bit of mystery. 

Vodafone Business is building on its edge compute partnership with AWS, launching its its first commercial 5G MEC center in London next spring.

Is there a better mousetrap in terms of macrocell deployment? Facebook Connectivity thinks so.