Internet of Things News

 
Keen Home raises $1.5M seed round
Connected home startup Keen Home today announced it has closed a $1.52 million seed round. The investments will at last make a reality out of the smart heating vents the company demoed back in 2013, and which were originally promised to be delivered to...
 
Nest acquisition Revolv does a 180
Boulder, Colo., home automation startup Revolv has been added to the Nest Labs family, the companies announced last week. Details of the deal are murky, but Revolv made one thing clear:...
 
New round of IoT startups joins R/GA-Techstars accelerator
New York City-based design and marketing firm R/GA last week announced the latest inductees into its connected devices accelerator program, which is run in partnership with Techstars. Here’s the list of companies chosen: ...
 
Personal server software UBOS lets users run their own clouds, control their own data
Johannes Ernst says his open-source Indie Box Project started with a simple assumption: “Our information is ours, and we decide first what we’re going to do with it.” On the Internet of Things, as on the traditional Internet,...
 
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,...
 
 
 
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