Motive raises $150M
AI-powered automated operations platform providers Motive has raised a $150 million funding round.
Akamai acquires Dublin-based Asavie
Akamai Technologies has acquired Dublin-based mobile communications and internet of things (IoT) company Asavie, for an undisclosed sum.
LexisNexis, Yonomi collaborating on IoT home insurance solution
LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Yonomi Smart Home have collaborated to develop a turnkey home insurance Internet of Things (IoT) solution.
Darpa awards Parc Ocean of Things next phase contract
Parc, a Xerox company, has been awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the next development phase in the Ocean of Things.
Microsoft launches Azure IoT connector for FHIR, fueling the Internet of Medical Things —...
The Azure IoT Connector for FHIR is built on the HITRUST-certified Azure platform, writes Pablo Valerio. Here is the link: https://iot.eetimes.com/microsoft-launches-azure-iot-connector-for-fhir-fueling-the-internet-of-medical-things/
Armaments Research Company awarded Air Force $1.5M ground sensor data contract
Armaments Research Company (ARC), an IoT and predictive analytics company, was given a $1.5 milion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract.
Twilio acquires Electric Imp
Electric Imp has been acquired by Twilio.
University of California Riverside wins $10M grant to develop environmental AI
The University of California Riverside (UCR), has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that can be used for environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S.
Siemens, IBM launch Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) solution
Siemens and IBM have announced the availability of a Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) solution.
Airport Authority Hong Kong selects Solace to develop IoT platform
Event broker technologies company Solace has been selected by the Airport Authority Hong Kong to develop the Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
Particle raises $40M
Internet of Things (IoT) platform company Particle has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round.
Want a really hard machine learning problem? Try agriculture, says John Deere Labs —...
John Deere, the nearly 200-year-old tractor manufacturer, now considers itself a software company, writes Tekla S. Perry. Here is the link: https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/robotics/artificial-intelligence/want-a-really-hard-machine-learning-problem-try-agriculture-say-john-deere-labs-leaders
Mobileye selects Orange for IoT
Intel-owned Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) company Mobileye has selected Orange Business Services to provide IoT connectivity for its, Mobileye 8 Connect product.
New legislation aims to prepare American infrastructure for Internet of Things explosion — Geekwire
Rep. Suzan DelBene, a Democrat from Washington and former Microsoft executive, has introduced legislation to prepare for the spike in internet-connected devices, writes Monica Nickelsburg. Here is the link: https://www.geekwire.com/2019/new-legislation-aims-prepare-american-infrastructure-internet-things-explosion/
Mass deployments of IoT solutions transforming China, says GSMA
Chinese mobile operators are leading the world in the deployment of transformative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, by connecting the country's estimated 960 million devices via cellular networks, says GSMA.
Spanish utility company Naturgy signs hybrid cloud services agreement with IBM
Spain-based Naturgy, a supplier of gas and electricity, serving more than 18-million customers in more than 30 countries, has inked a ten-year agreement with IBM to help implement a hybrid cloud strategy.
MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors — TechCrunch
Machine learning-optimized hydroponic “cyber-agriculture” has produced a superior plant with more robust flavors, writes Devin Coldewey. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/03/mits-cyber-agriculture-optimizes-basil-flavors/
Japanese government plans to hack into citizens’ IoT devices — ZDNet
The Japanese government approved a law amendment on Friday that will allow government workers to hack into people's Internet of Things devices, writes Catalin Cimpanu. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/japanese-government-plans-to-hack-into-citizens-iot-devices/
Mobile telematics provider Cambridge Mobile Telematics raises $500M
Mobile telematics and analytics provider Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) has raised a $500 million investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund.
Amazon, Iridium launching satellite cloud-based Internet of Things solution next year
Amazon and Iridium are launching Iridium CloudConnect, a satellite cloud-based solution that offers global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) applications in 2019.
Alibaba Cloud to work with Kenyan ministry to support wildlife protection project
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud-computing arm of Alibaba Group, and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife of the Republic of Kenya have agreed to explore a collaboration to deploy Alibaba Cloud’s technology to support the Kenya Wildlife Protection Project.
Sprint, Ericsson working on IoT-dedicated core and operating system
Sprint and Ericsson have inked a global relationship to build a distributed and virtualized core network dedicated specifically to IoT (Internet of Things), in addition to an IoT operating system.
Munich Re acquires IIoT company Relayr for $300M
Munich Re has acquired relayr, a provider of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions, at a valuation of $300 million.
DHS awards Factom $192k for blockchain tech
The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $192,380 to Factom to begin beta testing of a capability that uses blockchain technology to secure IoT data.
Worldwide technology spending on IoT to reach $1.2 trillion in 2022: IDC
Internet of Things (IoT) spending will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% over 2017-2022 and reach $1.2 trillion in 2022, according to a forecast by IDC.
Siemens is acquiring Enlighted
Siemens is acquiring Enlighted, a provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) systems in buildings, based in Sunnyvale, CA. Financial details of the deal was not disclosed.
Nokia acquires SpaceTime Insight
Nokia has acquired SpaceTime Insight, a San Mateo, California-based Internet of Things (IoT) company with offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., India and Japan.
Microsoft will pour $5 billion into IoT over 4 years, tripling prior spending —...
Microsoft plans to invest $5 billion into various programs surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next four years, writes Blair Hanley Frank of VentureBeat. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2018/04/04/microsoft-will-pour-5-billion-into-iot-over-4-years-tripling-prior-spending/
3M, C3 IoT ink multi-year agreement
C3 IoT has inked a multi-year agreement with 3M. Under the terms of the agreement, 3M will use the C3 IoT Platform to develop and deploy AI-based applications – starting with predictive healthcare and supply chain analytics.
Google acquires IoT platform Xively
Google has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xively, a division of LogMeIn.
WaterBit using AT&T IoT services for autonomous irrigation
WaterBit, a company that provides remote irrigation planning and control solutions for agriculture, is using AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) services for automated irrigation.
Comtech receives $3.8 million funded orders for location based services
Comtech has received $3.8 million of funded orders from a major Middle East service provider for a suite of Location Based Services (LBS) to be used to support multiple application deployments, including mobile devices and Internet of Things.
Carahsoft to serve as ForeScout distributor for Department of Defense
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has named Carahsoft as a facilitating partner for an enterprise-wide blanket purchasing agreement through the U.S. military’s Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) program.
Nozomi Networks raises $15M
Nozomi Networks has raised $15 million in Series B financing.
T-Mobile launches national plan for narrowband IoT
T-Mobile now has a plan for narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). The company says it has also certified new NB-IoT modules from u-blox and Sierra Wireless for use on its network.
UWM gets $900,000 grant to build industrial IoT curriculum
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has awarded a $900,000 grant to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to support its Connected Systems Institute (CSI).
Baidu, Xiaomi to work together on AI, IoT technologies
Baidu and Xiaomi have entered into a partnership to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
ABB, HPE to deliver joint OT-IT industry solutions
ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have inked a strategic global partnership that combines ABB Ability, the company's digital solutions with HPE’s hybrid information technology solutions.
Gridsum, Tencent, Shandong Guohui to jointly develop industrial IoT platform
Gridsum has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Cloud and Shandong Guohui Investment Co. to jointly develop an industrial internet of things cloud platform.
GE Aviation, flydubai ink intelligent network software deal
GE Aviation and flydubai have inked an agreement for GE to provide Intelligent Network software for recovery of disruptions across the airline’s fleet.
Analog Devices inks IoT partnership with China Mobile
Analog Devices has inked a strategic relationship with China Mobile IoT (CMIOT), a wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC). Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies expect...
Samsung introduces integrated secure element solution for IoT
Samsung has introduced its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, that the company says offer a turn-key service for both hardware and software. At the hardware level,...
Apple, GE partner to bring Predix industrial apps to iOS
Apple and GE have inked a partnership to bring industrial apps based on Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iOS. The two companies also unveiled a Predix software...
Dell Technologies to invest $1 billion in IoT R&D
Over the next three years, Dell Technologies says it plans to invest $1 billion in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The company launched a new new IoT Division, led by...
Siemens to open dedicated cloud and IoT research hub in Chicago
Siemens says the company is going to invest $20 million each year to establish a dedicated research and development hub in Chicago. The hub will be focusing on developing cloud and...
Oracle, Mitsubishi Electric collaborate to develop Internet of Things platform for manufacturing
Oracle has inked a collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart manufacturing. As part of the collaboration, Mitsubishi developed its new FA-IT Open Platform...
Halliburton to use Microsoft virtual reality, machine learning, Azure solutions
Microsoft and Halliburton announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance for exploration and production (E&P) science, software and services. Researchers and engineers from both companies will leverage and optimize Microsoft technologies...
Sierra Wireless to acquire Numerex for $107 million
Sierra Wireless has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire machine-to-machine communications company Numerex. The transaction is valued at approximately $107 million. Numerex will become a subsidiary of Sierra Wireless, upon...
Particle raises $20 million
IoT platform company Particle has raised $20 Million in a Series B funding round. The investment was led by Spark Capital, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures and Particle’s previous investors.
Comcast rolls out enterprise IoT service to major markets
Comcast says it plans to expand its enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQ, to 12 major U.S. markets. MachineQ is an IoT network service and platform that uses Low Power...
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