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:

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:

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:

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.