Qualcomm's Gimbal is now on its own; 80 percent of small businesses surveyed say their customers expect free Wi-Fi

Wireless tech news from around the Web.

> Beacon technology developer Gimbal, formerly part of Qualcomm, is now a standalone company. Release

> Google is using neural networks to optimize data center operations and slash energy use. Blog post

> Infonetics said "SDN hesitation" caused a slowdown in carrier spending on routers and switches during the first quarter. Release

> Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University announced a simple, inexpensive spray method that deposits a graphene film. Release

> Energous announced WattUp, a wire-free charging technology. Release

> Boingo Wireless is deploying thousands of Ruckus Wireless' Smart Wi-Fi access points across dozens of U.S. military bases. Release

> Rayno Media predicts $1 billion in venture capital will be invested in SDN and NFV startups over the next three to five years. Release

> A Time Warner Cable survey of small businesses revealed that 80 percent of respondents believe their customers expect free Wi-Fi. Release

And finally… This talented cat is really good at playing Jenga. Video

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