Panel discusses legal uncertainties around drone industry; Z-Wave Alliance launches IoT competition

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> Legal uncertainty could hamper growth of drone industry, panelists say. Article

> A number of high-end vehicle manufacturers are reportedly joining forces in a bid to acquire a majority stake in Nokia's mapping business Here, with the help of Chinese search company Baidu. Article

> The Z-Wave Alliance is taking applications for a new competition to support and incentivize IoT innovation on the Z-Wave platform. Release

> Twilio is the latest tech startup to join the ranks of private companies worth at least $1 billion after quietly raising a $100 million round of funding, Forbes reports. Article

> More than a week after he gave his first speech in English, the rock-star CEO of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi remains in the spotlight in China for his struggles with the world's current lingua franca. Article (sub. req.)

> Vodafone Germany has deployed the VMware vCloud for NFV platform to support Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services. Release

> Global Communication Semiconductors announced that its proprietary super-low-barrier Terahertz mixer diode MMIC foundry process will now be offered to address the millimeter-wave transceiver applications that require low LO drive. Release

> Forty years later, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen considers his creation. Article (sub. req.)

> LinkedIn came away the victor in a pitched battle with neighbor Google and real estate developers for building rights in Mountain View's North Bayshore district. Article

And finally… Freightliner unveils the first road-legal self-driving truck. Article