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30 Jan, 2019

Episode 48-- Weekly IoT News Update

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IoT news for this week:

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a global call for countries to come together to create new GDPR-style data privacy laws

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is a major proponent of the the recent European data regulation GDPR, which came into force in May 2018.

Why the world’s first smart highway will most likely be in China

China’s fast-paced growth has resulted in it being one of the most extremely flexible nations in terms of technological integration into existing infrastructure.

Been sleeping on smart lights? Time to wake up

Commentary: Smart bulbs, smart switches and other smart lights have never been better or more affordable -- and new options are coming this year from Ring, GE, Philips Hue and more. So what's stopping you from buying in?

Google is buying Fossil’s smartwatch tech for $40 million

Rumors about a Pixel Watch have abounded for years. Such a device would certainly make sense as Google attempts to prove the viability of its struggling wearable operating system, Wear OS.

Do frog croaks hold the key to creating the perfect IoT network?

Studying how tree frogs regulate their communications, so each amphibian in the colony can hear everything, could provide ideal data traffic routings, scientists say.

The Edge Marketplace - Bigger than the Internet?

The Edge Marketplace - the internet equivalent of edge opportunities over the next 10 years, has the potential to dwarf the first 10 years of the modern internet age (95 – 2005).

SeeTree raises $11.5M to help farmers manage their orchards

SeeTree, a Tel Aviv-based startup that uses drones and artificial intelligence to bring precision agriculture to their groves, today announced that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A funding round led by Hanaco Ventures, with participation from previous investors Canaan Partners Israel, Uri Levine and his investors group, iAngel and Mindset. This brings the company’s total funding to $15 million.

Predix platform may benefit from GE Digital spinoff

The spinoff of GE Digital and the sale of ServiceMax have left the future of the Predix platform hazy and underscores the difficulty of digital transformation.

Edge gateways: Flexible, rugged IoT enablers

Edge gateways have emerged as architectural components that improve the performance of IoT networks, and vendors have stepped up with off-the-shelf devices flexible enough to meet the varying demands of individual deployments.

CES 2019 is over and the smart home still isn’t that smart

More than any prior Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2019 was all about smart homes and the digital assistants inside them.


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