ARM acquires Mistbase and NextG-Com in NB-IoT investment

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Following the approval of the NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) standard last summer, ARM has announced the acquisition of two leading companies in the field.

NB-IoT offers low power and wide area connectivity designed to connect multitudes of devices at scale over a long range. The approval of the standard was a landmark moment for the IoT industry...

By Ryan Daws, 21 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Why the IoT is set to present an ‘unmanageable’ cybersecurity risk

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In its latest report, titled “Internet of Things for Security Providers: Opportunities, Strategies, & Market Leaders 2016-2021”, Juniper Research found that the consumer IoT installed base will reach over 15 billion units by 2021, which is an increase of 120% over 2016.

It also found that the recent IoT botnets will prove merely to be the tip of the cybersecurity iceberg. Botnets were uncovered as a key factor in the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack ever...

By IoT News, 20 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

The AI paradigm: How can we make unmanned cars much more intelligent?

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Analysis If you are reading this article, it’s probably that you wonder why to associate intelligence with unmanned cars. After all, it’s only codes that programmers from Google, Tesla or Uber or a smaller startup wrote. Even if it were possible to make cars more intelligent, why bother about it? Aren’t they already operating quite well with embedded personal computers (PCs)?

You might think they are probably using PCs with a beefed-up version of their multicore...

By Serge Van Themsche, 17 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

AT&T forges ahead with deployment of LTE-M network for IoT

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US telco giant AT&T says it is ahead of schedule with plans for a nationwide deployment of its LTE-M network for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the second quarter of 2017.

The move is against the backdrop of its successful pilot of the LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at AT&T Labs in San Ramon, California. The company switched on North America’s first LTE-M enabled commercial site in October 2016 to support the pilot with other ecosystem players.

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By IoT News, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Baidu seeks AI leadership with Raven Tech

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Chinese web giant Baidu is pushing further into the AI market with the acquisition of Raven Tech, a startup behind the ‘Flow’ digital assistant.

As most emerging digital assistants, Flow was touted as “the next Siri” but with improved localisation for the Chinese market. The app never broke the top 700 ranking in the App Store in China after facing stiff competition from established local...

By Ryan Daws, 16 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

IDC: IoT revenues in Central and Eastern Europe to reach $24 billion in 2020

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Spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Central and Eastern Europe hit $11 billion (£8.8bn) in 2016 as organisations accelerated their investments in hardware, software, services and connectivity, according to IDC.

The latest update to the firm’s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide adds that the IoT revenues in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region will post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.5% over the 2016‒2020 forecast period, reaching...

By IoT News, 13 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

IoT continues to be important for firms – but concepts outpacing reality right now

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More than four in five respondents to a survey from Ventana Research say the Internet of Things (IoT) is important to their future operations.

The research identifies the best practices and trends for the IoT and operational intelligence technologies and processes.

Alongside the 81% who cited the importance of the IoT, 61% said that its use is very important to speed up the flow of information and improve the response time of their business processes. 58% said it is key to speed up the...

By IoT News, 02 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Security.

Google and Intel partner on Android Things development board

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Google has partnered with chipset giant Intel to bring Android Things to its Joule 570x development kit. 

Announced last year, Android Things is a lightweight version of the OS designed for IoT deployments. Intel has long been a partner of Google’s for Chromebooks, while Qualcomm has dominated mobile chipsets for Android devices followed by MediaTek and Samsung.

By Ryan Daws, 31 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

Verizon IoT evangelist David Vasquez on unlocking potential of intelligent track and trace

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Verizon’s plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) are certainly on the ambitious side. The telco has partnerships all over the shop, from Cypress Semiconductor, to Qualcomm and LG U+ in the past month alone, as well as fingers in many pies, from smart cities, to agriculture, to automotive.

At the forefront of broadcasting this message is David Vasquez, who now works for Verizon in an IoT ‘evangelist’ role having spent the vast majority of his career at the firm in various guises....

By James Bourne, 27 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities.