NYC aims to avoid disruption in free public Wi-Fi after Gowex's collapse; Ericsson and Qualcomm demonstrate live, three-carrier HSDPA on a commercial network

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> IBM will invest $3 billion over the next five years in chip research and development. Article

> New York City aims to avoid disruption in free public Wi-Fi following its partner Gowex's collapse. Article

> Microsoft released fixes for Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi and battery life issues. Article

> The mobile portion of the 3GPP PCRF, DPI and web/video optimization market will nudge $3 billion this year, said ABI Research. Release

> Researchers at the University of California, Riverside are using sand to improve battery performance. Article

> Ericsson and Qualcomm demonstrated live, three-carrier HSDPA on Turkcell's commercial network. Article

And finally… An Oklahoma farmer lost his cell phone in a grain pit; nine months later in Japan… Article