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01 May, 2019

Episode 57-- Weekly IoT News Update

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IoT news for this week:

Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

A global team reviews audio clips in an effort to help the voice-activated assistant respond to commands.

GE Digital Layoffs 'Driven By Commercial Demands,' Not Spin-Off Plans

The industrial Internet of Things pioneer says the layoffs, which impacted its San Ramon, Calif., headquarters, were not the result of its plan to spin off into a standalone company but 'driven by commercial demands for GE Digital.'

Inside Fitbit’s top-secret testing lab: Where sweat is turned into data

About three years ago, a lot of Fitbit users suddenly realised they were being shortchanged. Parents pushing strollers weren’t getting credit for their hard-earned steps, all because of an algorithmic oversight in their fitness trackers.

One Year In: How our $5B investment in IoT and intelligent edge is accelerating customer, partner and solution innovation

One year ago, we announced our commitment to invest $5B in IoT (Internet of Things) and intelligent edge – technology that is accelerating ubiquitous computing and bringing unparalleled opportunity for transformation across industries.

Spring into healthy habits with help from Google Home

Here are a few ways that your Google Assistant on Google Home devices can help with your wellness goals and put some spring in your step…

Apple revamping Find My Friends & Find My iPhone in unified app, developing Tile-like personal item tracking

Apple is working on a new app that’s going to replace the Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps. With codename “GreenTorch”, the app is currently being tested by engineers at the company.

Google Cloud introduces Anthos, a hybrid cloud management product based on Kubernetes

Coverage of Google’s sold-out annual cloud conference in San Francisco, as the search giant looks to extend its reach and build its momentum in the cloud.

Why Intel expects dumb IoT devices to get smarter and smarter

The internet of things (IoT) will probably generate the mother of all data tsunamis. Softbank anticipates we’ll see a trillion connected devices that will create $11 trillion in value by 2025.

Cloud Run: How Google Cloud plans to bring serverless computing to containerized applications

Coverage of Google’s sold-out annual cloud conference in San Francisco, as the search giant looks to extend its reach and build its momentum in the cloud.

Mware Vet's Firm Leads $65M Round In IoT Security Startup Armis

IoT security startup Armis raises a $65 million funding round led by former VMware exec Carl Eschenbach's VC firm as the vendor's channel-driven sales grow at a fast clip. 'They are solving a problem that people don't even realize they have,' one partner says.

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