InterDigital explains why it is at odds with IEEE; Wi-Fi Barbie will interact with kids

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> InterDigital President and CEO Bill Merritt discusses why his company disagrees with IEEE when it comes to patent policy. Blog

> Bouygues Telecom plans to launch what it claims to be the first French network for smart devices based on Long Range (LoRa) technology in June 2015. Article

> Employment attorneys differ on the legacy of the Ellen Pao case. Article

> F-Secure has come up with an online tool called Router Checker that lets anyone secure their home Wi-Fi network with one click. Article

> Intel is in advanced talks to buy chip partner Altera Corp. a move that would represent the semiconductor giant's biggest-ever acquisition, The Wall Street Journal reports. Article (reg. req.)

> Several federal agencies have agreed to explore collaborative testing to develop better methods of spectrum sharing. Article

> The Small Cell Forum and ETSI agreed to conduct joint activities in small cell virtualization. Article

> Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to use his entire fortune for philanthropy. Article

And finally… Mattel is getting ready to introduce Hello Barbie, a Wi-Fi enabled version of the iconic doll, which uses ToyTalk's system to analyze a child's speech and produce relevant responses. Article (sub. req.)