Internet of Things News

 
Reply SpA invests $5M in Sensoria
Digital consulting firm Reply SpA has invested $5 million in fitness wearables maker Sensoria, the companies announced last week. The series A funding gives Reply a 20 percent stake in Sensoria. Headquartered in Redmond, Wash Sensoria’s products include...
 
Thread Group joins the race to be the unifying IoT protocol
Thread Group, announced Tuesday, is the latest effort by a group of big industry players to unite the Internet of Things home market under a single wireless protocol. It’s backed by a variety of industry- and consumer-focused companies including Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Samsung...
 
Open Interconnect Consortium seeks standard for IoT interoperability
The Open Interconnect Consortium, announced earlier this month, brings together powerhouse chip and electronics manufacturers to collaborate on an open specification for interoperability on the Internet of Things. Backers include Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel, Samsung...
 
Spark Labs raises $4.2M in series A funding
Spark Labs, maker of the Spark Core development kit, yesterday announced $4.2 million in new Series A funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. Lion Wells capital led the funding round, with O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SOSventures,...
 
Atmel to buy Newport Media for $170M
Hardware manufacturer Atmel announced Monday it will buy Newport Media, maker of wireless radio chips, for $170 million. Atmel will pay $140 in cash, with an additional $30 million to be paid out over two years if revenue targets are met. ...
 
LIFX raises $12M series A round from Sequoia Capital
LIFX, maker of smart LED lightbulbs, announced last week that it has partnered with Sequoia Capital in a $12 million series A funding round. The Melbourne-based company made a dazzling debut in...
 
Nest buys Dropcam
Hot on the heels of its own acquisition by Google, Nest is bringing Dropcam under its wing. The deal, announced late last month, is worth $555 million. ...
 
MindRider Seeks Beta-Testers, Gears Up for Crowdfunding
MindRider, the stress-mapping bike helmet we wrote about back in January, is speeding closer to production. In a brief email announcement yesterday, designers Arlene Ducao and Ilias Koen revealed that they’re looking for test riders and gearing up to launch a crowdfunding campaign in...
 
O'Reilly Solid -- Jon Bruner Interview
Next week the first edition of the Solid Conference is happening in San Francisco, exploring the implications of the ongoing collision of software and hardware.The folks over at O'Reilly Media have done a great job of bringing together speakers and product demos that touch on all...
 
 
 
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