It was a great week in the world of the Internet of Things! The big news was the announcement by IBM to invest $3 Billion to create an Internet of Things division. The greatest impact is that it brings awareness to big data, which is where I see the largest business opportunity for innovation and growth.
It was also interesting to see a lot of stuff crop up about investment and technology with autonomous driving vehicles ( drones too! ) and an extremely interesting breakthrough regarding batteries powering IoT devices for more than 10 years.
Finally, checkout our crowdfunding section on some of the items companies are working hard to get produced in the hacker/builder circles.
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IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive
With all of the news from both Intel, GE and Cisco spinning up specific IoT division within their business, it was just a matter of time when that would announce a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit. This article covers why this is good for everyone working in this space.
Will Technology Like Amazon’s Dash Button Make Us Stupid?
Questions the validity of Amazon's new Dash product. Having 2 young kids, I personally use their Prime subscription for a lot of household items that I order. However, it's just as simple to use an app (whether it be on my phone or on my wrist) to re-order products. Do I really need a button to push?
Microsoft Corporation Bets Big on the Internet of Things
I've said it many times before, but capturing the data is becoming the trivial part of a solution. It's the processing and analytics that will win in the long run. Microsoft's big play here is with Azure and bringing in tools to allow the data to be viewed and mashed up with other feeds which provides the true value.
DroneDeploy Snags $9M As Its Drone Control Platform Soars Out Of Beta
I do believe that soon we will begin to figure out where drones fit into our lives and where they are useful. It's good to see some early stage investors are willing to put together financing to help DroneDeploy get their product out of beta into the hands of people to use and test.
Internet of Things: Buzzword or Business Value?
People often are too quick to jump right into trying a solution before they have understand what the problem is and why one option is better than another. This article covers why this is so important.
Farstuff: The IoT Podcast - The podcast for makers and fans of the Internet of Things
Great conversations with a podcast from our friends at Farstuff with a 4-episode exclusive series on GE’s Industrial Internet initiatives.
Inside the F 015, Mercedes's Self-Driving Car
Very interesting video with coverage from Molly Wood on what Mercedes is doing in the world of autonomous driving vehicles.
The Top 7 Reasons You Need to Pay Attention to Data
Some short videos with thoughts from executives in the space today on how we need to start capturing and paying more attention to data that is being collected.
Freescale Launches Quad-Core Processor for Self-Driving Cars
More powerful chips coming out specifically for the automotive market around intelligent driving. With all of the money Google, Telsa and others are putting it, I'm becoming more convinced this is not that far away.
New ARM-Powered Chip Aims for Battery Life Measured in Decades
As more devices are put into the field to monitor and track the physical world, the limiting factor is going to be just how long these can run. ARM released a new line of processors that could run for more than 10 years on a single charge.
Konekt Dash: Cellular Dev Kit + Free Global Data Plan
Konekt Dash is a cellular dev kit (Arduino/Pi/+) powered by Konekt's global data plan (100+ countries) & Cloud (pub/sub/store/route)
CodeBug by CodeBug
The cute, programmable, light-up wearable for everyone. An instant, fun intro to coding -- it's Creative Commons too!