Internet of Things

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 — VentureBeat

Microsoft plans to invest $5 billion into various programs surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next four years, writes Blair Hanley Frank...

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.