Santa Clara utility partners with DAS on stadium upgrade; VMware's Scott named U.S. CIO

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> The city of Santa Clara, Calif.'s electrical utility is partnering with DAS Group Professionals to install a $2 million wireless system near Levi's Stadium before the stadium hosts the 2016 Super Bowl. Article

> Silicon Labs acquired privately-held Finnish wireless module vendor Bluegiga Technologies at $61.5 million in an all-cash deal. Article

> Despite earlier negative images, drones are proving themselves invaluable in a number of applications, making them a hot investment area for 2015. Article

> The case for getting rid of the term "cyberspace." Commentary

> While Silicon Valley grabs attention as the center of the tech universe and birthplace for some of the biggest startups, the most recent growth data shows that the NYC tech boom is living up to its own Silicon Alley hype. Article

> Comedian T.J. Miller presented at the 8th annual Crunchies awards, where some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley showed up for more than a little satire. Article

> After Miller's appearance, TechCrunch responded with this statement. Post

> Pivotal, the cloud computing spinoff from EMC and VMware that launched in 2013, is preparing to open source a lot of its big data business. Article

> VMware's Tony Scott has been chosen to become the next U.S. chief information officer. Article

And finally… Sources say Snoop Dogg is starting a fund for investing in weed startups. Article

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