North American wearables market grows 10% as selling prices take a hit, says Canalys

The value of North America’s wearable band market in Q2 2020 remained flat year-on-year at US$2 billion (€1 billion), despite shipments growing 10% annually.

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Smart home automation now offers long range, low power, fail-safe connectivity

YoSmart, a high-tech enterprise company focused on smart home and life solutions, has increased registered users and sales by more than 50% every month since its November 2019 product release.

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Severe data breach could cost tech companies US$174mn per day

Tech companies could lose an average of US$174 million (€160 million) per day – or $37.30 billion (€34.46 billion) per month as a result of compromised records per data breach, new research shows. 

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Podcast 1: Digital Transformation: It’s critical, but not all serious

We take a look at the Internet of Things business and Digital Transformation. George Malim examines what’s behind the news that NTT DoCoMo has binned all further work using Narrowband-IoT. Matt Hatton busts some Internet of Things myths. And Jeremy Cowan asks them both to describe how everyone’s business landscape will change after COVID-19. Plus

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Will 2020 be the year home IoT cyber attacks get serious?

When it comes to disruptive change, the emergence of the smart home is driving demographic, economic, and technological advancement as never before, says David P. Maher, executive VP and chief technology officer of Intertrust. This application of IoT, where private households and the devices that run them are connected to the internet, is creating an

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Over two-thirds of consumers believe mobile tech delivers better shopping experience

A new State of Mobility in Retail report by SOTI Inc., a provider of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) management solutions, reveals that 67.3% of consumers perceive mobile technology as the most effective way to provide a faster shopping experience.

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Amazon, Apple, Google, and Zigbee Alliance form smart home device connectivity standard working group

Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, have created a new working group to develop and promote a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products. Security will be a fundamental design tenet.

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Struggling with Digital Transformation? Meet the experts at ‘The Evolving Enterprise’

Experienced executives in many sectors will tell you that today they face their toughest business challenges ever. Even leaders in successful and well-established enterprises are concerned at what the third decade of the millennium holds for them. Lean new competitors are entering the market, they enjoy lower operating expenses and are using disruptive technologies to tear up the rule

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IoTSWC aims to take connectivity to ‘next level’, including IoT, artificial intelligence and blockchain

Digitalisation is making a relentless headway and transforming all kinds of industries and economic sectors, as a result of which many companies are assessing the most suitable technologies to invest in.

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Rigado accelerates deployment of enterprise IoT solutions with launch of Edge Connect Platform

Rigado, a provider of Enterprise Bluetooth for Commercial IoT, has launched its Edge Connect Platform providing an update to its Edge-as-a-Service offering.

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Geo launches smart energy solution combining monitoring and control of energy usage

Householders will, for the first time, be able to benefit from visibility of their home energy usage whilst at the same time take full control of their heating and hot water following the launch of Trio + Heating, a new combined solution from smart energy experts geo.

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Ted Schönbeck from Google cloud inaugurates Embedded Conference Scandinavia 2019

It has now been confirmed that Ted Schönbeck, head of Cloud Technology at Google Cloud, will inaugurate ECS 2019 which takes place November 5-6 at Kistamässan in Stockholm. He will also hold the keynote presentation ”AI – from hype to reality”.

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Securing consumer IoT devices: Why a global standard is needed

For consumers, the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) means more and more objects in their home are now linked to the internet, and are potentially at risk of cyberattacks, or of revealing personal data in privacy breaches.

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Global IoT: Everyone’s talking about it. So why isn’t it happening?

“The MNOs have got a real problem when it comes to IoT. One problem is the race to zero on pricing for roaming.” As Jeremy Cowan says, the little bit of Yorkshire blood in me respects the directness of Eseye’s  CEO. As they say, Nick Earle calls a spade a spade.

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42 Technology aims to accelerate secure, low cost cellular IoT environment as it claims ‘first use’ of Rust on Nordic SiP

The Rust programming language application for a single-chip Internet of Things (IoT) device, which is claimed to be the first in the world, has been announced by 42 Technology, the product design and engineering consultancy.

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Manufacturers and distributors finally using IIoT and AI to lift sales and productivity

There are sales data metrics which are finally driving behaviour among manufacturers and distributors far beyond the plant floor and warehouse fulfillment operations. Knowing that it costs five times more to acquire a new customer than sell to an existing customer, the need for AI and IIoT driven data about these current customers is greater

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