Another packed week of news on the Internet of Things for this issue! Just wanted to mention a few quick highlights. There's a great video this week from The Hill on some of the issues around the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity I suggest checking out. Additionally, in the Development section, I recommend reading the article on 7 things to consider when developing a cellular based IoT solution. Finally, in case you hadn't heard the Pebble 2 and Time 2 are on Kickstarter and are covered in the Crowd Funding section!
I hope you enjoy this issue and make sure you tweet it to your followers!
A Former Google Engineer Lands $20 Million for His Internet-Of-Things Startup
Good article on Joe Britt, who worked with Andy Rubin at Danger and Google has landed funding for a company focused on the Internet of Things and you guessed it, security. The company is called Afero.
Security for Google's New Home Assistant May Get Lost on the IoT
As quoted from the article, "At this point, nobody knows what level of security is planned for the new Google Home smart assistant, but potential buyers need to think about security no matter Google provides."
LogMeIn Creates CMS-Like Platform for IoT Connected Products
A bit of a sales pitch, but I found it interesting that LogMeIn is working on solutions that not only integrate with SalesForce, Heroku app or being able to roll your own solutions.
Hot IoT Jobs for 2017
Checkout the skills that companies are looking for as they build out expertise in the Internet of Things in 2017.
Buddy Presents IoT-Enabled Lego City at Internet Of Things World 2016
This article gives an example of Buddy, a platform that connects the world's IoT devices and systems for real-time intelligence and decision making by creating a smart city built with Legos.
IoT Fuse Hosts Conferences, Hackdays and Monthly Meetups!
IoT Fuse unites accomplished doers, makers and hackers with the brightest executives, investors, entrepreneurs through a yearly conference, hackathons, meetups and more. Join us at an upcoming event!
How the IoT Speeds Forklift Maintenance
As quoted from the article, "Predictive maintenance for lead-acid batteries in forklifts resulted in higher uptime, extended battery life, and reduced costs." This has been the promise for years, but I believe that are now close to tying the it together an being able to provide any the analytics service.,
Apple Inc Serious About Home Automation, Time for Amazon to Worry
Article cites a new report that from Venture Beat that has Apple is finally going to deliver a solution to position Apple TV as the hub of the home by opening up a Siri SDK to 3rd party developers.
Internet of Things: Continuing the Conversation
The Hill's A.B. Stoddard sits down with Hill cybersecurity reporter Katie Bo Williams following an Internet of Things event.
Start Experimenting With Google's 'Science Journal' App
Google has created an app that allows your Android phone to collect information from various sensors and plot it as time series data. It's an especially fun app for kids to use to start thinking about physical computing.
IoT in the Real World: 7 Things to Consider When Developing a Cellular-Based Industrial IoT Solution
Cellular is a solution that I see more and more companies trying to use as they implement their IoT solution. However, it's not a silver bullet. In fact, most solutions require alternatives. This article discusses some of the key things to consider when thinking about cellular.
Now You Can Build Your Own Amazon Echo or Google Home
Good article discussing initiatives by a number of companies to be more involved in the maker space to try and gain more interest in consumer IoT solutions. However, the reality is that it's not the devices, but the services around connected devices that will generate revenue and traction in the future
Modkit.io - The Internet of Everything for Everyone by Modkit
Modkit.io is an event driven and multi-threaded programming language for the Internet of Everything for Everyone - Inspired by Scratch.
Pebble 2, Time 2 + All-New Pebble Core by Pebble Technology
Two affordable, heart rate-enabled smartwatches and a hackable, 3G ultra-wearable for phone-free running with GPS and music.