Intel hires former Qualcomm exec to head new group

Intel has chosen Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala, previously co-president of Qualcomm’s mobile chip division, to run a newly created group that encompasses its PC, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and software businesses.

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Wearables market spreading to enterprises as Target hands out Fitbit trackers to employees

Target is offering free Fitbit activity trackers to its more than 300,000 employees as part of an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle and decrease healthcare costs.

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And which particular M2M/IoT tribe do you belong to?

When it comes to introducing new technologies to any sector, understanding the cultural issues of the business communities involved can be just as critical as the choice of system or vendor. Alun Lewis, M2M Now magazine’s new editor, ponders whether we need a new breed of ‘digital anthropologist’ to help us navigate this emerging terrain

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451 Research says Wearables moving from niche consumer interest to the enterprise

New York-based 451 Research, an IT research and advisory company, has determined that cellular/mobile Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will increase nearly fourfold globally from 252 million in 2014 to 908 million in 2019.

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Tier One operators team with automotive specialists to lead early laps of the connected car race

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone are going wheel to wheel in early laps of the race to connect cars old and new. As Jeremy Cowan reports, a series of recent IoT partnerships, a major investment and a company acquisition are bringing telco giants and automotive ‘privateers’ together to show some market pace-setters.

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US FTC creates new ‘IoT office’ and starts hiring to protect consumers’ connected devices and security

The US Government’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that its Bureau of Consumer Protection is to replace the existing Mobile Technology Unit with a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI).

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Smart watch market evolves as tech vendors help OEMs grab a piece of the ‘wearable’ action

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. March 2, 2015 — Delegates at #MWC15 are being saturated with messages about wearable tech, not least smart watches. This year however, says Jeremy Cowan, there’s a genuine effort to address the challenges they face, such as poor design, limited functionality, battery life, and high cost.

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Utilities need to show return on smart grid investments, Accenture builds on Structure

‘Showing return on investment (ROI) and value from smart grid investments’ is the number one issue to focus on in 2015 for municipal and cooperative utilities in a recent US survey. So says a survey by North Carolina-based smart grid technology provider, Tantalus, in which 37% of the 50 municipal and cooperative utilities rated their top

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