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A Week in IoT: Never mind Predictions, there’s enough to focus on in the Here and Now

At this time of year every editor is drowning in predictions for the year ahead. To be honest, I prefer more solid information, says Jeremy Cowan. There is so much enterprise restructuring going on that we’re frantically busy with hard facts in the inter-related worlds of security, billing, car charging, and data management. (more…)

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Copenhagen’s vision for sustainable transport

Copenhagen has a “huge, ambitious target” to reach zero carbon emissions by 2025, explains Morten Kabell, Mayor for Environmental and Technical Affairs. Denmark’s capital city has made big changes to achieve this. All public buses and ferries will be powered by electricity; two new metro lines will launch; and this cycling city will have even more bike lanes. (more…)

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A Week in IoT: Broadcom mulls $100bn bid for Qualcomm, as Ayla banks $60m Chinese backing

Broadcom Ltd. is rumoured to be considering a bid of up to US$100 billion for Qualcomm Inc., according to a report by Bloomberg. As Jeremy Cowan writes, if it goes ahead this could be one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a chipmaker.

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Nokia focuses on delivering carrier-grade networks for transportation, energy, public sector, finance, web services and healthcare

Nokia is strengthening its approach to serve key enterprise markets and large ‘webscale’ customers. As of September 1, 2017 Chris Johnson has joined the organisation from HPE to lead the push into vertical industries while company veteran Mike Calabrese will oversee the webscale and large enterprise customer segments. (more…)

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oneM2M to discuss IoT standards framework at IoT Tech Expo Europe in London

The Internet of Things (IoT) Tech Expo Europe 2016 event are expected to bring together key industries — including Manufacturing, Transport, Health, Logistics, Government, Energy and Automotive – from across Europe for two days of top-level content and discussion. (more…)

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UK’s 300-strong HyperCat consortium bids for ‘unlikely’ lead in global race to build smart cities

House of Lords, London, UK — The UK has launched a smart city initiative designed to give Britain a lead in the global smart cities race. The #HyperCatCity programme’s collaborative approach and open standards aim to make it faster and easier for developers to deliver smart city solutions that improve the lives of citizens.  (more…)

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KORE’s CEO Brisbourne elected chairman of IoT trade group, IMC

London (Business Wire) — The International M2M Council (IMC), said to be the fastest-growing trade group serving the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communications (M2M) sector, has announced that KORE CEO Alex Brisbourne has been elected chairman. 

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Next IoT innovation may come from new hackathon-incubator hybrids like the NTx App Challenge

The inaugural NTx Apps Challenge has awarded US$80,000 to five teams of web entrepreneurs who created sustainability apps to address four key municipal growth challenges; water conservation, waste and recycling, smart energy, and transportation. The winners were announced during an award ceremony at The Treehouse in Addison, North Texas, USA.

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IoT solutions for industrial, energy and transportation to be developed jointly by Axeda and Intel

Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA — Axeda, the cloud-based service and software for connecting, building and managing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced a technology alliance with Intel® that utilises Intel® Quark™ SoC X1000 Series processors to help rapidly evolve IoT solutions for the industrial, energy & transportation industries. (more…)