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.
Google has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xively, a division of LogMeIn.
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 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.