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.