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November 5, 2017

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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October 27, 2017

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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October 24, 2017

IoT is still in early stages of development, say investors backing Wireless Innovation and Sabio

Lyceum Capital has been in the news lately. On 16 August, www.IoTGlobalNetwork.com reported that the company was an investor in customer contact specialist Sabio, which has amassed a €35 million warchest. CEO, Andy Roberts told the website exclusively what the company would spend it on. One week later, Lyceum was back in the headlines announcing another investment, this time in Wireless [...]

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October 10, 2017

A Week in IoT: Not so dumb now, huh?

We take it for granted amid the growing Internet of Things that enterprises deploying IoT solutions are taking a transformational step in their business as they connect hitherto isolated devices. Companies are giving ‘voice’ to dumb assets, says Jeremy Cowan, like street lights, parking spaces, water pumps, and transport vehicles.

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October 6, 2017

Auto innovation could save thousands of lives and $35bn, but first we have to build the foundations

Everyone is talking about autonomous vehicles but to make it work the automotive industry needs to create a connected car ecosystem for over-the-air (OTA) software and data updates. A 2015 IHS Market report says OTA will save car makers worldwide more than US$35 billion by 2022 but, parking the financial incentive for a moment, OTA also enables critical vehicle-centric data to be sent and [...]

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October 3, 2017

How should you monitor, service, update and finally decommission the army of IoT devices you deploy?

Step One is relatively easy; you agree to reap the benefits of an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployment. Step Two is harder; how do you deploy and manage a fog, cloud or hybrid compute approach? How do you support the thousands of sensors and actuators that need to be installed? And how do you plan their lifecycle? Editorial director, Jeremy Cowan asks a man who must know; Keith [...]

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September 23, 2017

A Week in IoT: Smart cities, elephants and manifestos

Funny how things turn out sometimes. I was scheduled to meet Silver Spring Networks‘ exec Brian McGuigan this week at Smart Summit 2017 in London so I thought I’d do my homework on what they’d been up to lately, only to discover that they’d been taken over that day by Itron.

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September 9, 2017

Can IoT help us avert the world’s 2050 food crisis?

The world today has a vast problem with food waste. The UN estimates that, on our current path of food consumption and waste, by 2050 we will reach a tipping point and the world will be in a food crisis. Here, Jeremy Cowan reports from Ireland on companies that are partnering to prevent this.

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September 4, 2017

IoT is still in early stages of development, say investors backing Wireless Innovation and Sabio

Lyceum Capital has been in the news lately. On August 16, IoT Now reported that the company was an investor in customer contact specialist Sabio, which has amassed a €35 million warchest. CEO, Andy Roberts told us exclusively what the company would spend it on. One week later, Lyceum was back in the headlines announcing another investment, this time in Wireless Innovation.

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September 2, 2017

Will artificial intelligence enable new smart home services personalised for the whole family?

Analysts predict an imminent boom in demand for smart homes, yet the mainstream media still scoffs at pitiful consumer take-up. The truth may lie somewhere in between, but it seems there are too many services that users either don’t value or struggle to install.

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