Internet of Things News

 
Amazon to fund $100M in voice-activated apps, devices
Amazon wants you to talk to your technology, and it’s putting its money where its digital mouth is, so to speak. The $100 million Alexa Fund, announced last week and named for the cloud-based language processing service that powers Amazon’s Echo device, will support...
 
Automatic raises $24M to connect cars to apps
Connected car platform Automatic yesterday announced an investment round of $24 million. The funding was led by an investment arm of USAA, which provides financial services to U.S. military families, along with CDK Global and Comcast Ventures.Like many other connected car devices, Automatic takes...
 
Filament declares “device independence” for the IoT via private, long-range networks
Filament, a new wireless networking startup that unveiled itself this week at O’Reilly SolidCon, intends to transform the Internet of Things by allowing smart, connected devices to declare their independence from centralized networks. The company’s transceivers, called Taps,...
 
littleBits raises $44.2M to teach the world about the joys of electronics
littleBits, which makes magnetically-connected electronics prototyping kits, today announced a $44.2 million investment led by DFJ Growth. The funding round was also joined by new investors including Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, Grishin Robotics and Wamda Capital, as well as previous littleBits investors Foundry...
 
Sierra Wireless to buy MobiquiThings for $15.7M
Sierra Wireless, which manufactures hardware to connect devices to the Internet of Things, announced yesterday that is has agreed to buy European connectivity services provider MobiquiThings for €14 million ($15.7 million). The acquisition is expected to close in August. ...
 
Actility raises $25M to roll out long-range IoT networks
Long-range Internet of Things network enabler Actility announced Tuesday that it has completed a $25 million funding round. The investment was led by Ginko Ventures, with participation from several telecoms — KPN, Orange and Swisscom — as well as Foxconn and previous Actility investors...
 
DeWalt announces Bluetooth-connected power tool batteries
In the world of the Internet of Things, the word ‘hardware’ means something very different from how it’s used at your local home improvement store. But that semantic line has finally started to blur thanks to tool manufacturer DeWalt, which announced earlier this month...
 
Samsung backs Sigfox, adds compatibility to Artik platform
Samsung announced today that it has become the latest backer of Sigfox, a French company that is rolling out cellular-style wireless networks dedicated to the Internet of Things. The amount of the investment has not been disclosed yet, but Samsung did confirm that it...
 
Leadership additions at Evrythng accompany $7.5M investment
Internet of Things platform Evrythng this week announced two additions to its leadership team, as well as $7.5 million in follow-on funding. The investment was led by BHLP and Atomico, with participation from Dawn Capital, Cisco Systems, Samsung Ventures and others. ...
 
 
 
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