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Trend Micro launches $100M venture fund

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro has launched a venture fund for emerging technology markets, with an initial investment of $100 million. The fund will be used to build a portfolio of startups in...

Spirit AeroSystems using GE Predix for factory modernization

Spirit AeroSystems is starting a factory modernization initiative, where it will implement Efficiency Analyzer on Predix. Predix is GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet, designed for building applications that connect to industrial...

Google acquires IoT platform Xively

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

Red Hat and Eurotech launch open source IoT cloud platform project

Red Hat and Eurotech, a provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, have launched a new, open source Eclipse Foundation project to manage IoT edge devices, called Eclipse...

A 3D-printed autonomous car with cognitive computing capabilities is now operational…

Arizona-based automaker Local Motors, a vehicle technology integrator and creator of 3D-printed cars, has introduced the first self-driving vehicle that comes with the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson. The vehicle, called 'Olli,' can carry...

Arrow Launches Free IDE For “Internet of Things” Apps

Arrow Electronics has launched Arrow Cloud Connect, an online tool for developing ARM Cortex-M0+ -based designs and “Internet of Things” (or machine-to-machine) applications. Featuring technology from Freescale Semiconductor and Digi International,...

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/

Halliburton to use Microsoft virtual reality, machine learning, Azure solutions

Microsoft and Halliburton announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance for exploration and production (E&P) science, software and services. Researchers and engineers from both companies will leverage and optimize Microsoft technologies...

Worldwide spending on IoT forecast to reach nearly $1.4 trillion in 2021

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow 16.7% year over year in 2017, reaching just over $800 billion. By 2021, global IoT spending is expected to...

VC Investment In IoT Companies Continues To soar

By Mary Ann Azevedo While the Internet of Things (IoT) is still a growing field, it’s clear that venture capitalists are increasingly taking notice and pumping dollars into IoT-driven startups. In 2015, overall...

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/

Baidu, Xiaomi to work together on AI, IoT technologies

Baidu and Xiaomi have entered into a partnership to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

SparkCognition raises $32.5M

Austin-based machine learning startup SparkCognition has closed a $32.5 million Series B funding round. The investment was led by Verizon Ventures with participation from Boeing through its Boeing HorizonX investor arm. SparkCognition...

VMware announces key alliances, says working on IoT offerings

VMware announced key alliances in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. The company says it is working with Bayshore Networks, Dell, Intwine Connect, Deloitte Digital, PTC and V5 Systems. The company...

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.