Welcome IoT Weekly News Readers!
I'm hopeful that this newsletter finds you both happy and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe. As in past issues, i've curated a number of IoT related articles that I believe you would find interesting and representative of some of the unique ways that the Internet of Things continues to find new ways to improve our lives.
I also wanted to do a few helpless self-promotion items that you might find useful.
- I'll again be speaking this week at John Carroll University on the topic of the Internet of Things for a class called The Future of Work.
- I'll be running a panel and a workshop next week at our 6th Annual IoTFuse Conference that I co-founded.
- Join Lab651 as we participate in the the AppliedAI VIRTUAL COVID 19 Open-Source Community Collaboration Challenge on April 9th!
I hope you enjoy all that is going on in this amazing world today and the power that the Internet of Things can bring to everyone. Until next week, please stay safe and healthy!
IoT Developers to Focus More on Smart Healthcare Post-COVID-19
Healthcare technologies will be a greater priority among IoT service providers once the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 die down, according to Forrester Research. Based on its latest figures, only 7% of the work that major IoT service providers deliver in APAC is on Smart Healthcare.
BlackBerry Lays out Its Next Steps for IoT World Domination
The head of BlackBerry has outlined more detail of how the company is continuing its transition into a true software giant.
Speaking at the recent BlackBerry World Tour event in London, CEO John Chen outlined the rapid pace the company has enjoyed over the past 12 months in accelerating its push into the IoT and security spaces.
Lab651: We Make New Things Possible™
Lab651 takes a scientific and measured approach to building IoT products for our customers. Our industry-proven process, which we have applied to companies such as Winnebago, LifeTime Fitness and Cargill, among countless others, is tailored to your key stakeholders and business needs and eliminates uncertainty by using our tools to test your product vision and align it with the current market needs. Read more about how we are working with companies to rethink how they enable device interaction during a pandemic
SimShine Raises $8 Million for Home Security Cameras That Use Edge Computing
SimShine, a computer vision startup based in Shenzhen, has raised $8 million in pre-Series A funding for SimCam, its line of home security cameras that use edge computing to keep data on-device. The funding was led by Cheetah Mobile, with participation from Skychee, Skyview Fund and Oak Pacific Investment.
How COVID-19 Is Fast-Tracking Emerging Tech
hile the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a major drag on the global economy, it’s helping to accelerate the development and commercialization of several emerging technologies that previously received lukewarm public and/or government support. This is especially true for innovations that reduce human-to-human contact, automate processes and increase productivity amid social distancing.
COVID-19 vs. Raspberry Pi: Researchers Bring IoT Technology to Disease Detection
An IoT device that tracks coughing and crowd size in real-time could become a useful tool for identifying the presence of flu-like symptoms among large groups of people, according to a team of researchers at UMass Amherst.
The 10 Coolest Industrial IoT Companies: The 2020 Internet Of Things 50
In the world of industrial IoT, the stakes are high. Manufacturers, among other sorts of industrial companies, are seeking to improve operations while finding new revenue streams, which is why the idea of connecting industrial assets to gain new insight is so attractive. This imperative has led a variety of established companies and new entrants to cook up their own platforms, hardware offerings and services, so that, for instance, building operations can use machine learning to save on energy costs.
Cisco Goes After Wireless IoT With Fluidmesh Acquisition
Cisco is looking to reinforce its wireless IoT portfolio by acquiring Fluidmesh Networks for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2005 by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Polytechnic University of Milan, the firm specializes in wireless backhaul technology to support enterprise-class video, voice, and data connectivity in large-scale distributed sites where signal strength can be challenging.
Podcast: Use your wearable data to detect COVID-19
This week Kevin and I kick off the show with a discussion of who should be tracking you during the pandemic and what rules companies and governments should use in order to protect user privacy. We also dig into the importance of APIs after Apple purchased the Dark Skye weather app. Then we explain the tightening relationship between carriers and the cloud with Microsoft’s preview launch of Azure Edge Zones.
The 10 Coolest IoT Hardware Companies: The 2020 Internet Of Things 50
Innovations in hardware are enabling a variety of new use cases and capabilities in IoT, whether it’s improved artificial intelligence performance in power-constrained devices or routers that are prepared for the shift to 5G. These hardware offerings come in at the silicon level from chipmakers and go all the way to complete systems from OEMs.