Software AG and du partner to accelerate IoT implementations in UAE

Software AG and du partner to accelerate IoT implementations in UAE

In line with UAEs vision to fast track digital transformation, Software AG and du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), signed a partnership to provide a subscription-based licensing model for IoT services to its business customers. The strategic collaboration enables Software AG and du to address complex IoT implementations for organisations in UAE. These businesses will benefit from Read more about Software AG and du partner to accelerate IoT implementations in UAE[…]

Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs & Other Major Manufacturers Partner with ioXt Alliance to Secure IoT Devices

Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs & Other Major Manufacturers Partner with ioXt Alliance to Secure IoT Devices

The ioXt Alliance, the Global Standard for IoT Security, announced today that major technology companies and manufacturers including Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs and more, certified a wide range of devices through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program. Devices certified secure by the ioXt Alliance include cell phones, smart home, lighting controls, IoT Bluetooth, smart retail, portable Read more about Google, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs & Other Major Manufacturers Partner with ioXt Alliance to Secure IoT Devices[…]

Winners of the 2020 IoT World Awards Announced

Winners of the 2020 IoT World Awards Announced

The 16 winners of the 2020 IoT World Awards, selected from 600-plus nominees, have been announced. Winners of the second-annual IoT World Awards were announced on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at the Internet of Things World conference. The awards series celebrates innovative individuals, teams, organizations and partnerships that advance IoT technologies, deployments and ecosystems. This Read more about Winners of the 2020 IoT World Awards Announced[…]

Ex-Google Engineer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets

Ex-Google Engineer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets

Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing autonomous car secrets. Levandowski was employed by Google’s self-driving car division Waymo when he transferred over 14,000 secret files to his laptop before leaving the company. The stolen files were taken to Uber, where Levandowski led the firm’s own robotaxi Read more about Ex-Google Engineer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets[…]

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

Google’s Nest line of smart home products will be combined with ADT’s security services in a partnership announced Monday by the two companies. As part of the deal, Google will invest US$450 million into ADT to acquire a 6.6 percent interest in the security and smart home solutions provider. The companies also agreed to each Read more about Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT[…]

How are Mobile Operators Helping SMBs Tackle COVID-19?

How are Mobile Operators Helping SMBs Tackle COVID-19?

The COVID-19 outbreak is causing widespread concern and economic hardship for consumers, businesses and communities across the globe. The ability to connect closely with their customers and communities has always been one of the qualities that set small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) apart from larger organisations. But with social distancing rules in place, how have Read more about How are Mobile Operators Helping SMBs Tackle COVID-19?[…]

Withings Raises $60m to Expand into B2B Connected Health Services

Withings Raises $60m to Expand into B2B Connected Health Services

IoT device maker Withings has raised $60 million in venture capital as it sets its sights on providing B2B services. Withings has had an interesting story so far. The company was founded in France in 2008 and went on to build some acclaimed connected health devices, including scales and smartwatches. In 2016, Withings was acquired Read more about Withings Raises $60m to Expand into B2B Connected Health Services[…]

Garmin Confirms Services Upended by Ransomware Attack

Garmin Confirms Services Upended by Ransomware Attack

Garmin on Monday confirmed that many of its online services have been disrupted by a cyberattack on its systems that occurred on July 23, 2020. Services disrupted by the attack, which encrypted data on the systems, included website functions, customer support, customer facing applications, and company communications, the company noted in a statement. “We have Read more about Garmin Confirms Services Upended by Ransomware Attack[…]

The EU Launches “Sector Inquiry” into the Internet of Things

The EU Launches “Sector Inquiry” into the Internet of Things

The European Union loves antitrust inquiries and so it’s launching one into the entire consumer Internet of Things (IoT) sector. EU lawmakers are concerned about the huge amounts of data being collected about consumers through IoT devices. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, said: “Voice assistants and smart devices can collect a vast amount of data about Read more about The EU Launches “Sector Inquiry” into the Internet of Things[…]

TM Forum Explores Using IOTA for Trusted Industry 4.0 Solutions

TM Forum Explores Using IOTA for Trusted Industry 4.0 Solutions

Telecoms industry association TM Forum has announced it’s exploring the use of IOTA for trusted next-generation IIoT solutions. IOTA is often mistakenly called a blockchain. The core purpose is similar, it’s essentially a trusted ledger, but one which uses a DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) structure called the Tangle in a bid to offer the scalability Read more about TM Forum Explores Using IOTA for Trusted Industry 4.0 Solutions[…]

Mercedes + Nvidia Could Catch Tesla and Create a Truly Smart Car

Mercedes + Nvidia Could Catch Tesla and Create a Truly Smart Car

Last week must have been car week because I was getting news releases that had Tesla last on the latest JD Power survey while the company again became the most valuable car company in the world. That report was pretty interesting because I think it spoke more to expectations than absolute initial quality, but I’ll get to Read more about Mercedes + Nvidia Could Catch Tesla and Create a Truly Smart Car[…]