A Week in IoT: Broadcom mulls $100bn bid for Qualcomm, as Ayla banks $60m Chinese backing

Broadcom Ltd. is rumoured to be considering a bid of up to US$100 billion for Qualcomm Inc., according to a report by Bloomberg. As Jeremy Cowan writes, if it goes ahead this could be one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a chipmaker.

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A Week in IoT: Can an industrial IoT story help GE put the 2017 Horror Show to bed?

GE‘s public profile this year has been little short of a horror show, says Jeremy Cowan. Forget Hallowe’en, Wall Street and the blue chip’s partners have been spooked by a nightmare of Kruegeresque proportions – one from which it seems hard to wake.

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Easier and cheaper enterprise IoT, it’s all in the SIM

Connecting individual consumers over mobile networks is one thing, but connecting a business’s multitude of IoT devices over many different global networks is another challenge altogether. Up to now though, in most cases, the same inflexible SIM technology has been deployed in both scenarios, which isn’t ideal for mission critical business data. An alternative solution

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Barcelona hosts IoT Solutions World Congress 2017

From the visit of Queen Sophia, to SingularityNet’s Chief Humanoid, to the keynote sessions about extreme IoT, digital transformation or the Next level of oil & gas, IoT Solutions World Congress (#IOTSWC) covered it all.

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PTC to accelerate mixed reality for enterprises with Microsoft HoloLens

PTC announced from Microsoft Ignite that it is working to create enterprise mixed reality (MR) experiences with Microsoft HoloLens. PTC and Microsoft will jointly work to help customers leverage the ThingWorx Studio MR authoring and publishing tool as a preferred way to build hands-free MR experiences for HoloLens.

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The IoT cybersecurity improvement act: What does it mean, and how do we get ready for it?

Security concerns have been dominating news about IoT as of late, and with good reason. A recent survey shows that nearly half of U.S. firms using an IoT network have been hit by a security breach.

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M2M Alliance announces programme for M2M Summit colocated in Cologne with StartupCon

This year’s M2M Summit, organised by the M2M Alliance, will take place in the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany on October 11. On 80,000 square metres, visitors of the M2M Summit will get an overview of the latest machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) developments, while also having access to StartupCon.

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AT&T launches LTE-M pilots in Mexico for Internet of Things

AT&T is deploying LTE-M technology across our network in Mexico. We completed LTE-M pilots in Tijuana and Puebla, Mexico in the third quarter.

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Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?

You probably remember the Ancient Silk Road from geography and history lessons at school. And you may be wondering what this has to do with the Internet of Things. Well, grab a coffee says Jeremy Cowan, and settle back for a few minutes while I tell you about two delightfully wacky modern adventurers and their

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Dell EMC finally finds its mojo in IoT with edge computing for security, cold chain and transport

INTERVIEW – Prior to Dell’s October 2015 acquisition of EMC in a cash and stock deal worth US$67 billion, the company’s profile in the Internet of Things (IoT) was modest, writes Jeremy Cowan. That’s changing now.

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LPWAN panel says the tech’s success lies in the business case

A key feature of the LPWAN World Forum held in London (November 10-11), were the stimulating expert panels. As Jeremy Cowan reports, the speakers opted to focus on the business case for low-power wide area networks (LPWAN) more than the technology. 

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What does the future hold for open source hardware and software technologies in the IoT?

You have probably heard about open source hardware and software technologies for the Internet of Things. But what does it offer you, and your customers, and how could it benefit the IoT market?

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Security experts call for end to ‘stupidity’ in fight with hackers as Mirai code broadens IoT attacks

According to some estimates, the Mirai malware has now infected almost half a million Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide, more than doubling the impact of the original Mirai botnet. This is not down to a lack of technology, say experts, but to negligence and stupidity.

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What extra services are IoT customers asking operators for?

As mentioned in Part One of this interview on Monday, Orange is finding a good new revenue stream in analysing mobile data for, among others, France’s tourism industry.

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Connected service app offers preventative maintenance for IoT devices in multiple markets

In what is said to be the first live demo of its kind, EPAM Systems, Inc. has shown an IoT connected services app that enables a vehicle to automatically communicate with multiple platforms.

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IoT on the Edge – Sand, satellites and the Southern Cross

Mining operation deploys satellite-based technology to protect workers and minimise environmental impacts. A multinational mining corporation runs the longest continually operating sand mine in Australia. As part of its operations, regular measurement of water quality and levels of bores is required to meet government regulations and minimise any negative impact on the environment.

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