Tech firms donate services for rescue efforts in Nepal; SK Telecom, DoCoMo execs discuss transition to 5G

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> Global technology firms are pitching in on earthquake rescue efforts in Nepal with services such as free calls to and from the country, and functions that track survivors and relay the news to worried relatives and friends overseas. Article (sub. req.)

> Anonymous mobile sharing app Secret is closing down. Article

> PayPal is bringing its One Touch mobile checkout technology to the web. Article

> Facebook quietly stopped using Skype for video calls made from the desktop, replacing Skype with technology that Facebook developed in-house, Business Insider reports. Article

> Representatives from several Asian communications giants, including SK Telecom and NTT DoCoMo, discussed how new radio technologies and virtual networks will help ease the transition to 5G at the recent 5G Forum USA in Palo Alto, Calif. Article

> Uber is bringing its food delivery service to New York City and Chicago. Article

> FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly is comfortable with the early 2016 timing for the 600 MHz broadcast incentive auctions, but he's also actively looking into problems that would necessitate a delay. Article

> IBM CIO Jeff Smith wants to practice Agile software development and project management at scale, and by scale, he means a company with a headcount that rivals that of Miami. Article (sub. req.)

> Optus and Vodafone Australia have reportedly called on the government to restrict the amount of spectrum in the 1800 MHz band that market leader Telstra will be able to acquire in a forthcoming auction. Article

And finally… Ham radio operators, to the rescue. Article