Ericsson, Huawei extend patent deal; Gimbal strikes partnership with Couchbase

More wireless tech news from across the Web:

> Ericsson and Huawei have agreed to extend their global patent license agreement. Release

> 2015 saw a 1 percent downturn in U.S. patent activity for the first time in seven years. EE Times article

> Cisco announced a new monitoring tool named Cloud Consumption as a Service that collects network traffic information and presents IT officials with a peek into any use of public-cloud based services within a company. Network World article

> Gimbal formed a strategic partnership with Couchbase to drive a range of new mobile applications. Release

> Advanced Micro Devices is finally shipping its ARM-based processor for data centers. Venture Beat article

> Shelfbucks, a maker of product information software, has acquired Emmoco, which markets a platform designed for developing connected Bluetooth smart devices and software. Austin Business Journal article

> Slack Technologies has hired Geoff Belknap to become its first chief security officer. Wall Street Journal article

And finally… A theory about why Apple will ditch the iPhone headphone jack. Article