New Partnership between Qualcomm and Verizon

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Just when we were talking about the upcoming competition between Intel and Qualcomm, it seems that Qualcomm has called on some backup. Yesterday, Verizon announced a new partnership with Qualcomm on IoT. “When it comes to the Internet of Things, no single company can go at it alone in order to scale from the millions of devices to the billions of devices needed to create cleaner cities, deliver better health care, conserve water and make the digital world work better…

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Australia’s First Live IoT Network Launched Today

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Australia’s first live IoT network has just been activated by Australian Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, in Sydney earlier today. The “Barangaroo Community Network” operates in the 915MHz spectrum, based on the LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) low power standard. The IoT getaway is able to support 1,000 devices at once, within a 3km to 5km radius. The network is backed by KPMG, IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) and some other organizations. “The Internet of Things has the potential to…

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What India’s Future Looks like with IoT

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India, a software-driven economy, is now facing the boom of IoT. The following are some highlights from a recent interview between Entrepreneur India and Sauvik Banerjjee, the global CTA (Chief Technical Architect) on omni channel products at SAP, regarding this issue. For starters, Banerjjee expect IoT to create a $44 billion market opportunity in India by 2020, while an Indian consulting firm Zinnov also indicated that 25,000 jobs will be created in the similar period. Among all, the immediate adopters…

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Chinese Manufacturing Companies’ Spending on IoT to Grow by an Annual Average Rate of 14.7% by 2020

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              A report issued by International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests that China’s manufacturing companies’ spending on IoT is expected to grow by a phenomenal annual average growth rate of 14.7%, and is likely to reach $127.5 billion by 2020. The report also states that software and services will be the major growth engines with a combined market share of over 60 percent. IoT is a strategic emerging industry that is specified in the 13th…

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Home Security Might Be IoT’s Killer App

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      If you’re living in a place susceptible to the invasion of wild animals, chances are you would be excited to find out there’s an existing easy-to-use IoT solution to it. If that doesn’t sound like a real threat to you, what about the possibility of intrusion of unwelcome visitors like burglars? Chris Ciabarra, a security expert and the CTO of Revel Systems, writes that IoT’s killer app is likely to be home security in his article posted…

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New Zealand: A Leader in IoT?

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A common conclusion we often got misled to is that New Zealand is a global leader in IoT, based on loads of articles, reports and statistics. The truth is, the favorable outcome is often a result of flawed comparison. With a small population, it is very easy for New Zealand to top some lists regarding per capita ratios. For example, M2M SIM cards per 100 inhabitants. But does overestimation mean New Zealand is actually falling behind in IoT? Not really…

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IoT in Numbers: Some Facts & Figures

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We all know that IoT is going to be (or has already become) the next big thing to change our daily life. For sure you’ve heard this tons of times, but don’t you wonder exactly how fast the industry is growing? Or, how many businesses out there are actually adopting this new technology? Here are some numerical information of the IoT industry we thought you might be interested in. How the industry is going to evolve into in the next…

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Amazon Debuted Instant-Order Buttons

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Amazon just launched its Dash buttons in the U.K., selling each for £4.99. With one push, customers can instantly make an order of the product linked to the specific button. The wireless button is one of Amazon’s many moves to lock customers into its Prime subscription service, threatening the place of the traditional supermarkets in a family. Dash buttons are powered by Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service (DRS), which has been built into some household appliances. The debut of Dash buttons…

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TPG Invested $70 Million in C3 IoT

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C3 IoT (formerly C3 Energy) is a startup that provides business intelligence to clients, using its predictive analytics and machine learning software. Recently, Thomas Siebel, the CEO of C3 IoT, has raised $70 million for the company. C3 IoT started off targeting the energy industry and later expanded to the others. It collects data from internet-connected sensors, and then further analyze the information. C3 IoT’s predictive analytic applications enable businesses to create competitive advantage. TPG Capital is a leading investor…

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Retailers Have to Make Good Use of IoT Technologies to Stay Competitive

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Currently, IoT technologies are utilized by 50 percent of retailers to monitor customer behavior and gather related data, according to a research conducted by Tata Consultancy Services. It suggests that most of the players in retail industry have already realized how powerful IoT can be in terms of improving their daily operations. With IoT, retailers could manage stocks more efficiently as well as advance the customer experience. For example, smart shelves are able to detect the inventory level, making it…

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