Ericsson, Huawei and more line up to support NB-IoT; Time Warner expands free public Wi-Fi to 2 N.C. cities

Wireless tech news from across the Web:

> China Mobile, China Unicom, Ericsson, Etisalat, the GSMA, GTI, Huawei ,Intel, LG Uplus, Nokia, Qualcomm, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Vodafone are laying the foundations for a new industry forum aimed at accelerating the ecosystem around Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology. Release

> To boost advancements in machine learning, Google is open-sourcing TensorFlow. Blog

> Time Warner Cable is now offering free public Wi-Fi to qualifying Internet customers in Greensboro and Wilmington, N.C., with the expansion of its TWC WiFi outdoor network to both communities. Release

> DJI, the world's largest consumer drone maker based in Shenzhen, China, says it is opening a new research and development office in Palo Alto. Wall Street Journal article

> Senior European officials said they expect to complete a new trans-Atlantic data sharing agreement in the next three months that would allow companies to continue moving online information like social media posts and search queries to the United States. New York Times article

> A federal task force is expected to recommend a Web-based registry for drone owners that would impose no registration fees, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Reuters article

> Cellular and Wi-Fi need to get along better. Re/code commentary

> With $2.7 million from Intel, Chargifi believes it can finally bring wireless charging to the masses. Venture Beat article

And finally… Because, why not? MIT grads create beer coasters that charge smartphones. Article

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