Internet of Things News

 
SmartFocus brings digital marketing to the IoT
Digital marketing firm SmartFocus made two acquisitions last month, bringing the company closer to its goal of creating an “omni-channel” marketing system that, as one client put it, will enable brands “to communicate with our customers in a relevant, timely and targeted way, irrespective...
 
Qualcomm to buy CRS for $2.5 billion
Mobile chip maker Qualcomm has offered $2.5 billion for CSR, a Cambridge, U.K., firm founded in 1999 that develops software and chips for Bluetooth and other wireless connectivity protocols. The bid comes just hours before a deadline set for another U.S. chipmaker, Microchip Technology,...
 
Huawei to build Cambridge IoT center around recent acquisition Neul
Huawei, the Chinese electronics and networking giant, last week announced its purchase of Neul, a Cambridge, U.K., firm that specializes in networking technology for the Internet of Things. Hot on the heels of the deal, Business Weekly reports that Huawei plans to expand its...
 
Relayr raises $2.3M in seed round to develop cloud platform for sensor data
Berlin-based Internet of Things startup relayr has closed a $2.3 million seed round from unnamed investors in the U.S. and Switzerland. Relayr broke the mold of IoT hardware prototyping earlier this year with Wunderbar, a development kit with snap-apart modules resembling...
 
Placemeter raises $6M to quantify public space
Placemeter, a New York City startup that analyzes video feeds to create real-time data about real-world places, Thurdayannounced a $6 million series A funding round. New Enterprise Associates (which previously participated in the company’s seed round) lead the investment, with participation by Qualcomm Ventures,...
 
Jawbone sleep data demonstrates unexpected uses of IoT data
In the wake of a recent Bay Area earthquake, data science researchers at Jawbone saw they had a unique opportunity. Looking at aggregate anonymized data from users of the Jawbone Up fitness tracker, they were able to chart the sleep disruption caused by the...
 
Dell announces Silicon Valley IoT lab
Dell today announced the creation of an Internet of Things lab, located at the company’s Santa Clara facility. A partnership of Dell OEM Solutions and Intel, the lab will help manufacturers integrate IoT connectivity into their products -- using Dell technology, of course. ...
 
Glassbeam Data Analytics Platform gets $2 Million Boost
Glassbeam, an emerging machine data analytics company, is taking steps with a new round of funding to refine its SCALAR Internet of Things platform and increase its growing list of customers (the company counts IBM, Meru Networks, HDS, and Aruba Networks as current clients)....
 
Startupbootcamp says ‘hola’ to Barcelona with new IoT accelerator
The newest iteration of Startupbootcamp(SBC), the global network of startup accelerators, is gearing up to tackle Big Data and the Internet of Things. The program is based in Barcelona, which is rapidly becoming a hub of cutting-edge technology. ...
 
 
 
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