Novatel buys Internet of Things firm for $25 million

Novatel buys Internet of Things firm for $25 million

Acquisition of Feeney Wireless will boost MiFi maker’s IoT footprint by: Mark Freeman 4.10.15 MiFi maker Novatel Wireless has acquired family-owned Internet of Things technology provider Feeney Wireless for $25 million in stock and cash – furthering the San Diego company’s strategy of bulking up though acquisitions. Novatel, which announced the deal last week, said the total purchase price could rise to $50 million over the next four years if Feeney hits financial targets. “This…

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How Connected Cars Have Established a New Ecosystem Powered by The IoT

How Connected Cars Have Established a New Ecosystem Powered by The IoT

Editor’s note: Jahangir Mohammed is founder and CEO of Jasper, the cloud-based software platform that powers the Internet of Things.  Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you for years until it was time to sell you another car. The Internet of Things is changing all that. The IoT-enabled “connected car” turns the vehicle itself into a hub for an entire ecosystem of connected services that offer consumers…

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IoT Incubator Breed Reply Backs Smart Home Security Device Cocoon

IoT Incubator Breed Reply Backs Smart Home Security Device Cocoon

Breed Reply, the London-based Internet of Things (IoT) incubator run by Italian publicly listed Reply, has announced that it’s backed three new startups in the smart home, health and energy sectors: Cocoon, the UK smart home security startup; BrainControl, an Italian startup that has developed an assistive technology to let disabled people control a computer with brainwaves; and Netherlands’ Greeniant, which provides analytics for smart meters. In total, this amounts to an investment of just…

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The 8 Cool New Tricks Your Nest Can Do

The 8 Cool New Tricks Your Nest Can Do

Nest Developer Program Goes Live on the Internet of Things. Late last night, Nest announced its Developer Program: An initiative that’s going to allow more than 5,000 developers to tinker and build new Nest functionality. To kick things off, it’s launching with a handful of partner-enabled features, from your Benz telling your thermostat when you get close to home to your LIFX bulbs flashing red if Protect detects smoke. Keep in mind, this is just…

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Get your control freak on with stick-anywhere home sensors

Get your control freak on with stick-anywhere home sensors

Sense Mother and Motion Cookies are a flexible network of sensors you can put on anything from a toothbrush to a backpack. Feel better? The Internet of Thing will make remote monitoring possible. Mothers are responsible for the welfare of their children. This is something we assume is true and something that guides the behavior of women with kids. They are watchful. They are worried. They set boundaries: Go to bed at such-and-such hour. Eat…

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Stephen Hawking endorses Intel’s connected wheelchair

Stephen Hawking endorses Intel’s connected wheelchair

From Stephen Hawking’s Wheel Chair to Smart Cities. The wheelchair is created by Intel’s Internet of Things department. It is part of the company’s “Connected Wheelchair Project” under the Intel Collaborators program. The project showed how standard “things” can evolve into data-driven, connected machines with the help of the Intel Galileo Development Kit and Intel Gateway Solutions for the IoT. The announcement of the wheelchair at the Intel Developer Forum became even more significant when…

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SmartThings joins Z-Wave board as IoT gets strategic

SmartThings joins Z-Wave board as IoT gets strategic

Samsung’s infiltration into the Internet of Things continues, with SmartThings – its recently-acquired home automation platform – now grabbing a spot on the Z-Wave Alliance board of directors. Z-Wave is one of the lingering wireless standards that still prevails among smart home devices, connecting things like remotely-controlled outlets, lamps, and thermostats, though while popular has nonetheless failed to dominate and thus unify the interconnectivity between automation devices. Given that SmartThings has proved that the smart…

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Apple’s HomeKit Is a Step Towards the IoT.

Apple’s HomeKit Is a Step Towards the IoT.

Apple HomeKit release date rumours: Apple’s system for controlling gadgets in your home coming this spring With HomeKit and iOS 8, Apple has promised to bring the Internet Of Things (IoT) and home automation to iOS. But when is HomeKit coming out? We can already buy home automation devices, but when will you be able to buy HomeKit devices for iPhone and iPad? Here’s our HomeKit release date and rumours article. by Lou Hattersley | 26 Jan 15…

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Security Problems with IoT already?

The Half-Baked Security Of Our ‘Internet Of Things’ It is a strange series of events that link two Armenian software engineers; a Shenzen, China-based webcam company; two sets of new parents in the U.S.; and an unknown creep who likes to hack baby monitors to yell obscenities at children. “Wake up, you little slut,” the hacker screamed at the top of his digital lungs last summer when a two-year-old in Houston wouldn’t stir; she happened to…

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There is room for global thinking in IoT data privacy matters

There is room for global thinking in IoT data privacy matters

IoT Privacy in a Global World. By Team GotIoT: As devices become more intelligent and networked, the makers and vendors of those devices gain access to greater amounts of personal data. In the extreme case of the washing machine, the kind of data — who uses cold versus warm water — is of little importance. But when the device collects biophysical information, location data, movement patterns, and other sensitive information, data collectors have both greater…

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