Intel to buy Altera for $16.7B; Rappaport honored for contributions to wireless

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> On the heels of Avago Technologies' $37 billion deal to buy Broadcom, Intel says it will buy Altera for about $16.7 billion. Article

> Technology and telecom firms are bulking up at the fastest rate in more than a decade, new data show. Article (sub. req.)

> One of the biggest road blocks for future Internet of Things growth is security, but ARM is looking to help address that by acquiring Israeli company Sansa Security. Article

> The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium Committee named Ted S. Rappaport as the outstanding educator of the year and honored him with the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Wireless Communications. Release

> Google's Advanced Technology and Projects research group shrank a radar system into a package roughly the size of a micro SD card, small enough to fit in a smartwatch. Article (sub. req.)

> The Federal Network Agency in Germany has kicked off its multi-band frequency auction, making it the first European country to sell off spectrum in the 700 MHz band for mobile broadband services. Article

> Vasona Networks announced the addition of Ron Robinson as senior vice president of worldwide sales, Ron Howe as senior vice president of global operations, and Uri Bechar as vice president of engineering. Release

> An upcoming update to Uber's privacy policy will ask riders for permission to track their location while running in the background, a move the company says will enable it to "get people on their way more quickly." Article

And finally… High-tech meets low-tech in Google's quirky VR experiment. Article