The Hindu: Smart city: U.S. grant for education project

The U.S. Government through the U.S.T.D.A. and U.S. Commercial Services is supporting the Smart Cities project in Visakhapatnam.

With the aim of contributing to the overall vision of the two national governments – the U.S. and India, and Government of Andhra Pradesh – to develop Visakhapatnam as a smart city, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, and the U.S. Consulate, Hyderabad, have come up with a project that they are soon going to implement.

Alex Perala: PayPal Demos RFID Payment Bracelets

The bracelets use RFID technology to enable the cashless payments; users simply need to link their PayPal accounts to the devices and they are off and running. It’s a novel solution aimed at making it easier to buy food, merchandise and other products without having to carry one’s whole wallet around at a major concert, music festival, or other such event. The company roped in Spanish vlogger Yellow Mellow to try out the device at the BIME Conference & Festival in Spain this year, and documented her experience in a video posted online.

Joe McKendrick: The Internet Of Things Dominates Recent Mergers & Acquisitions

The lines between between industries as well as non-tech and tech companies continue to get blurrier and blurrier. With the ubiquity of cloud and big data, with the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming a hot commodity interwoven through it all, M&A activity has been buzzing nonstop. Companies with digital disruption stories — particularly IoT, big data analytics and cloud or Software as a Service — were the stars of the most recent quarter. 

Jorge Valero: Commission to unveil Internet of Things plan by mid-2016

The European Commission is considering a comprehensive plan to support the growing connectivity between machines, but may settle for a more targeted initiative as part of its Digital Single Market strategy, EurActiv has learned.

Commission officials acknowledge that the executive has been relatively silent since it published a study on the Internet of Things last year.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers, organizes A Small Conference on the Internet of Things, Industrial Internet, Smart Factories and Industry 4.0, 16-19 May 2016, Athens,


The past couple of years have seen a heightened interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), transcending industry, academia and government. The optimism of IoT being transformational rather than an evolutionary technological advancement is driving innovation in both traditional and nontraditional application domains. IoT solution providers must be well-versed in identifying and validating realistic and implementable IoT solutions that can deliver real value to customers and end users.

Jeremy Hellstrom: The Internet of Things loves to share

You would think people would be be taken aback if someone suggested saving money by using the same key on every new house built in a neighbourhood, if so you don't work for companies developing hardware for the Internet of Things.  In a recent survey of  4,000 embedded devices from 70 hardware makers, Sec Consult found that many had the same hardwired SSH login keys and server-side SSL certificates.  The numbers they provided The Register were a total 580 private keys were found distributed over all the analyzed devices, of which at least 230 are in already in use on the internet

Walter Andri: Happy Holidays From The Internet Of Things

With the holidays rushing in like an Alberta clipper, many Canadians are finalizing their gift lists and have started their shopping -- both in-stores and online. In fact, according to Visa Canada, three out of four consumers intend to go online for part or all of their shopping.

And now, preference for mobile channels is dramatically rising as a majority of shoppers for consumer tech are likely to do so from a smartphone or tablet.

Maija Palmer: Artificial intelligence and the fridge

Could an internet-connected thing — a smart fridge, a thermostat or a home-help robot — become a millionaire? This is not as ridiculous a question as it may seem.

If we do indeed move toward a world in which devices are connected to the internet and performing mundane chores, it is likely that many of them will be connected to some kind of bank account.

Peter Shannon: Hands-on training on the Internet of Things - gain an understanding of the technologies, applications and opportunities in just 3 days

The 3 Day MBA in Internet of Things is designed for anyone looking for a comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing IoT sector. If you want to get ahead of the competition and uncover the business opportunities and technologies involved, this hands-on workshop is designed with you in mind. Over the course of three days, you’ll learn all about how to harness the opportunities IoT offers, as well as how to overcome barriers and be prepared for what the future holds.

Ruthbea Yesner Clarke: 3 Smart City Trends to Expect in 2016

For the past three years, the IDC Smart City team has developed its top 10 predictions for the upcoming year. These predictions are designed provide the strategic context to help government leaders — from mayors to city council members to CIOs and innovation offices — transform their organizations by applying technology to real urban challenges, and to provide a springboard for thinking about the future within the context of a structured set of predictions tied to current and next budget cycles.

Aaron Fisher: The Internet of Things

The way we’re accessing and using the internet is continually changing, its role in our lives is shifting. While the transition from desktop to laptop and smartphone felt like a natural progression to most, the adoption of the Internet of Things will unlikely feel quite as easy. But it’s already underway.

By 2017, the Internet of Things market is projected to be bigger than the PC, tablet and phone market combined, providing opportunities for brands to tap into online connections in ways never envisioned before.


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