Report: Jawbone completes $300M funding round; Sands Expo finishes upgrade to 802.11ac

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> Artificial intelligence experts are in high demand. Article (sub. req.)

> Jawbone reportedly completed a $300 million funding from investment firm BlackRock that values the San Francisco maker of activity trackers and other consumer electronic devices at about $3 billion. Article

> Moscow-based venture fund iTech Capital announced it has invested $2 million in mobile marketing startup Clickky. Article

> Sands Expo Las Vegas has completed the upgrade of its Xirrus Wi-Fi 802.11n network to the faster 802.11ac standard. Release

> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed in an interview with The New York Times that HoloLens was one of the major reasons his company spent $2.5 billion on the Lego-like block-building game Minecraft and developer Mojang. Article

> The market for deep packet inspection (DPI) solutions deployed as a virtual network function (VNF) will grow at a 66 percent compound annual growth rate from 2014 to 2019, according to Infonetics Research, now part of IHS. Release

> WiGig improves WiFi (802.11) wireless protocol, but the path to glory is fraught with design challenges. Blog

> A software glitch that delayed two dozen American Airlines fIights for several minutes originated in a database that feeds information to the Apple iPad application pilots use to view terminal maps. Article (sub. req.)

> Apple updated a support page for the Apple Watch, revealing that the ink found in some tattoos on the wrist can affect the heart rate monitor, and associated wrist detection feature, for the new wearable device. Article

> Mozilla is planning to gradually favor HTTPS (HTTP Secure) connections over non-secure HTTP connections by making some new features on its browser available only to secured sites. Article

And finally… Microsoft's face-recognition app How Old gets everyone's age wrong, turns into a meme. Blog

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