Why are some smart home businesses ‘bricking’ customers’ devices?

Wink recently gave its customers a two-day deadline to pay a subscription for its services or have them ‘bricked’, digitally blocked. Mark Samuel (MS), CEO of Ezlo Innovation, believes that not only is the “buy a subscription or we brick your device” model the wrong way to treat customers, it is also the wrong revenue

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Killed off by NTT DoCoMo: NB-IoT still kicking globally, but for how long?

Japan’s telco, NTT DoCoMo, shut down its NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) network on March 31st. Coming barely a year after NTT’s services were launched,  Jeremy Cowan editorial director of IoT Now turned to industry watchers for their views on the decision and what lies ahead for NB-IoT.

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Rays of sun are brightening the tech sector’s gloom

A WEEK IN IoT – The news hasn’t improved much lately, and it’s tough to digest a diet of disaster in the media, says Jeremy Cowan. We have to hold our hands up here for sharing tough news in www.TheEE.io , www.IoT-Now.com , and www.VanillaPlus.com ). So, don’t think I’m in denial when I try to lift the spirits a little

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Life Lessons: Focus narrowly when you’re building a business

Alan Grau, VP of IoT at Sectigo, has been fascinated by business since the age of 10. Along the way, other people’s mistakes have taught him only to hire friends if they’re qualified, and to be ready for competition and opportunity wherever it comes from.

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Alibaba expects security, performance and compatibility will drive growth of Bluetooth mesh for smart home ecosystem

Ru Yi, general manager of Alibaba A.I. Labs Smart Device Department, talks to Jeremy Cowan, editorial director & publisher of IoT Now about the future of smart homes.

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What is the future of connectivity? And how do we think like attackers?

IoT Now’s editorial director quizzes Manfred Kube, head of IoT Products at Thales Analytics & IoT Solutions, about how connectivity is evolving in the Internet of Things and how we can secure our IoT devices.

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C-suite meeting in Chicago in November to debate the future of connected insurance

Ahead of the Connected Insurance USA 2019 event, Jeremy Snyder, chief operating officer at Avinew tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan how IoT is having a positive impact on the insurance industry – and what’s holding things back.

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Huawei ships more than 400,000 5G active antenna units and advises carriers on how to make 5G a success

During a keynote speech delivered today at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2019, Ryan Ding, Huawei executive director of the board and president of Carrier BG, noted that among consumers, households, and vertical industries, there is a real and urgent demand for 5G.

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It’s confirmed: IoT is under cyberattack

A WEEK IN IoT — Hosting a lively webinar debate yesterday on LTE-M with Aeris and IoT Analytics, I couldn’t help noticing, says Jeremy Cowan, editorial director of IoT Now, how often the audience asked questions on how to secure the Internet of Things. It bore out the results of a new five-country survey.

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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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Life lessons: From counting stars, to making marketing strategies

Shashi Kiran, chief marketing and product officer at Aryaka, which delivers fully managed, end-to-end global SD-WAN service for the cloud-first era tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan how travelling influences planning and directing marketing strategies.

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Danes won’t sell Greenland to Trump but will they buy Huawei’s No-Spy deal?

A WEEK IN IoT: While Huawei is concentrating so much of its effort on launching its own operating system, the HongmengOS, (known in English as the HarmonyOS) it may come as a surprise that its new country manager in Denmark is offering a “No Spy” agreement to the government in Copenhagen.

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Verizon tells IoT Now how it plans to roll out the PenLight smart grid in Washington State

As we reported earlier this month, Verizon has been chosen to update Washington State’s Peninsula Light Company (PenLight) power distribution system with Verizon’s Grid Wide Utility Services Intelligent Energy platform. Electricity meters equipped with Verizon cellular connectivity will replace end-of-life meters in the homes and businesses of more than 33,000 PenLight members.

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Life Lessons: Don’t sweat it!

Jason Soroko, CTO-IoT for Sectigo tells Jeremy Cowan he expects predictive maintenance to have a lasting impact on all our lives.

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Life Lessons: From saving bees to learning from Chernobyl

Charles Towers-Clark, founder and CEO of IoT solution provider Pod Group, tells IoT Now’s Jeremy Cowan how he has learned from navigating complicated, centralised bureaucracies.

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IoT: Where are we going wrong?

When Jeremy Cowan, IoT Now’s editorial director & publisher, was asked to moderate and open the 7th IoT Forum CE (June 5th, Vienna, Austria) the brief for his presentation was “Industrial IoT: Where are we going?” By the time he’d finished drafting it, it had turned into “Where are we going wrong?” Here is his

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