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Lots of great news this week in the world of the Internet of Things. In the funding category, our friends over at Particle secured a new round of funding, GE's CEO talks about the future of an IoT enabled workforce and a good infographic on the IoT landscape in 2016. But first, checkout the lead article by TechCrunch on the lack of IoT materializing at the level we had been promised.
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There is no IoT
Good article on how things like DDOS attacks, competing architectures and the array of devices on the market are making an impact on the adoption of the IoT that we were once promised. The author makes a lot of good points.
The Failure of IoT Platforms
I enjoyed this perspective on the IoT and why platforms are failing us these days. It's the platforms I believe that will drive the business value out of the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things: A Way Small Firms Can Use It
This is a good article on how small businesses should look to stay involved in current trends around connected devices and the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things Is Just a Pit Stop on the Way to Smart Dust
I liked the line from this article that reads, "Connected devices are a transition technology". As I've said in presentations that I've done, the IoT is really one large Information System. As the author goes on to write, "The prospect of smart dust makes it clear, the Internet of Things isn’t about connecting people to things, or things to the Internet; it’s about putting computing and sensing everywhere."
Kickstarter Alum Particle Secures $10.4M During Series A Funding Round
Zach Supalla, Particle co-founder and CEO, noted: "Every day we see first-hand the struggles that businesses face developing IoT solutions on schedule and on budget. Our easy-to-use, secure, and reliable IoT platform allows enterprises to work through roadblocks quickly and come out the other side with a high quality product that provides real business value."
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Why GE's CEO Thinks the Internet of Things Will Create an 'Awesome' Workforce of the Future
I like how this article talks about the trends that are leading towards more connected devices and automated machines. There is a fear that these machines will replace jobs. Read this article to find out how GE's CEO sees it differently.
IBM Is on a Push to Offer IoT from Development to Production
What I liked about this article is that it covered many of the pillars of the Internet of Things: data, devices, connectivity and the devices. These are the areas that IBM, and may others are focusing on these days. It's exciting to see smart devices that have gone beyond the mobile phone to every day objects.
Google Weaves Machine Learning into New Google Photos Features
Google has stepped up the features and intelligence of Google Photos, even bringing ancient prints along for the ride. But it's also creating a picture of your behavior.
How to Make Home IoT More Secure: Assume the Worst
MyClose, an Italian IoT startup, sells locks that can detect if they're touched and will send an alert to the owner's smartphone.
Anti Snore Wearable
Our wearable and app automates the poke you normally get from your bedpartner to make you stop snoring and making you turn to the side.
Internet of Things Landscape 2016
Matt Turck, a venture capitalist at FirstMark, has mapped out the Internet of Things Landscape for 2016.