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.
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.
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/
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 and analytics provider Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) has raised a $500 million investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund.
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, 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 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 has acquired relayr, a provider of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions, at a valuation of $300 million.
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.
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, a provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) systems in buildings, based in Sunnyvale, CA. Financial details of the deal was not disclosed.
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 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/
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.