Wi-Fi is king at Kaiser; Las Vegas startup wants to be data broker for sensors

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> German Chancellor Angela Merkel is arguing for a two-lane Internet, one for "special," high priority service and another that's meant to resemble the Internet as it exists today. Article

> Inmarsat Executive Chairman Andrew Sukawaty will serve as Warburg Pincus' executive-in-residence starting in January. Release (PDF)  

> Discussions around prioritization, preemption and other meaningful response operations are needed to make FirstNet goals a reality. Blog

> Wi-Fi is king at Kaiser Permanente, the healthcare provider with $50 billion in annual revenues that manages 28,000 access points and 1.1 million Ethernet ports. Article

> A study by Cisco Systems presents a sobering picture for those concerned about meeting the growing demand for data services. Article

> Infonetics Research projects the industrial control system and Internet of Things security market (distributed firewalls) to skyrocket to more than $675 million by 2018. Release

> A startup out of Las Vegas wants to become a data broker for the world of connected devices by building a platform where companies can buy, sell and share the data their sensors are collecting. Article

> Genband has joined the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem Program, which is designed to accelerate market development for network functions virtualization (NFV).  Release

> Agriculture technology continues to be among the most fertile laboratories for Internet of Things innovation and large-scale adoption. Commentary

> Would you uproot your life for an Internet connection? Google says people are doing exactly that. Article

And finally… James Franco and Seth Rogen shared their "leaked" photos from the Sony hack on Saturday Night Live. Video