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19 Feb, 2019

Episode 51-- Weekly IoT News Update

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IoT news for this week:

Solving enterprise problems using Cloud and IoT

We profile two enterprise tech startups that are using software as a service (SaaS) and the internet of things (IoT) to develop and provide solutions across sectors.

IoT startup GoFar raises $1.3m to improve drivers’ skills

When driving I’ve often wished fellow road users would improve their skills, but IoT startup GoFar has raised over $1m to help achieve just that.

InfluxData raises $60 million for time-series database software

The amount of data generated today boggles the mind — U.S. companies alone produce 2.5 quintillion bytes daily, enough to fill ten thousand Libraries of Congress in a year — and much of it is of the time-series variety (i.e., data points indexed in time order).

Blockchain May Be Overkill For Most IIoT Security

Blockchain crops up in many of the pitches for security software aimed at the industrial IoT. However, IIoT project owners, chipmakers and OEMs should stick with security options that address the low-level, device- and data-centered security of the IIoT itself, rather than the effort to promote blockchain as a security option as well as an audit tool.

You’ll have had your IoT: Scotland gets most advanced UK Internet of Things network

Glasgow-based intelligent networking and integrated security solutions provider Boston Networks is powering what is claimed to be the UK’s most advanced Internet of Things network, called IoT Scotland.

The Hubitat Elevation hub isn’t for everyone but it’s great for home automation

When it comes to smart home hubs, there are two very different audiences. There are mass-market consumers that mainly want a plug-and-play type system such as a SmartThings or Wink hub.

Xnor’s saltine-sized, solar-powered AI hardware redefines the edge

If AI is so easy, why isn’t there any in this room?” asks Ali Farhadi, founder and CEO of Xnor, gesturing around the conference room overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.

Adelaide start-up registers 1M devices to IoT network

Australian start-up Fleet Space Technologies has registered one million internet of things (IoT) devices to its network three months after launching its first raft of nano-satellites.

Get A Grip On Lighting: Liar Liar

The guys from the Get A Grip On Lighting podcast are asking that question after listening to the claims about what lighting can do in terms of improving your health.

Amazon just acquired Eero because Wi-Fi is key to the smart home

Amazon will acquire mesh Wi-Fi maker Eero for an undisclosed sum, as the retailer continues making investments in the smart home.

 

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