Internet of Things News

 
Google offering research grants for an “Open Web of Things”
Google announced Friday that it will fund research to advance the creation of open standards for the Internet of Things. The “cross-disciplinary expedition” is headed by ‘Net legend Vint Cerf, and will award yearly five- and six-figure grants to academic projects in three areas:...
 
IoT connectivity startup Helium raises $16M, adds Chandhok as president
Helium, a startup focused on Internet of Things connectivity that’s been operating fairly quietly since mid 2013, yesterday announced $15.98 million in series A funding and a major addition to its executive lineup: Rob Chandhok, recently off spearheading the AllJoyn protocol at Qualcomm, has...
 
Veniam raises $5M to deliver the “Internet of moving things”
In the world of mobile connectivity, cellular’s wide-area coverage remains king over short-range wireless technologies like WiFi. One way to expand WiFi coverage is through mesh networks, which pass data wirelessly from one node to the next instead of tying each router directly into...
 
Misfit Wearables raises $40M with an eye on Asia
Misfit, the creator of wearable fitness trackers Shine and Flash (and newly integrated sleep tracker Beddit) has raised $40 million in series C funding. A number of Chinese companies, including smartphone maker Xiaomi, online retailer JD.com, and investment firms GGV Capital and Shunwei, reportedly...
 
Groupon Acquires Swarm Mobile
Groupon, the social coupon company, announced this week that it had purchased Swarm Mobile, maker of a customer engagement platform for brick-and-mortar retailers for an undisclosed amount. ...
 
KORE acquires RacoWireless
KORE Wireless Group has purchased RacoWireless, the companies announced yesterday. Terms of the all-cash deal were not released. Both KORE and Raco specialize in machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity for applications like fleet telematics and asset tracking over cellular and satellite networks. Together, they...
 
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: ...
 
 
 
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