O'Brien's public-safety network vision lives on in FirstNet; Cisco makes push for subscriptions

More wireless tech news from across the web:

> Google is betting it can outsmart rivals on new products -- from virtual assistants to messaging apps -- with advances in artificial intelligence. Wall Street Journal article

This week marked the 10th anniversary of Morgan O'Brien unveiling his public-safety broadband vision during his IWCE 2006 keynote. IWCE's Urgent Communications blog

> John Deere is taking the Internet of Things out into the field by developing new technologies and embracing existing ones to boost the efficiency of prepping, planting, feeding and harvesting with the goal of improving per-acre crop yields. Network World article

> Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins is making a big bet on subscriptions. Re/code article

> A spy photographer has come across a fleet of all-electric Chevy Bolts in San Francisco that appear to be equipped with arrays of self-driving sensors. The Verge article

> FireChat Alerts uses mesh networks to get information to those who need it most. The Verge article

And finally… Google has patented a self-driving car that will glue people to the hood if you crash into them. Tech Insider article

 

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