Jon Markman: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Set To Dominate Internet of Things

After a tough 2014, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been on a roll all year. The company just announced its second surprise quarterly profit last week.

The stock price has nearly doubled for the year to date. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is now the third-richest American.

Despite flops like the Fire Phone, with its overhyped but underwhelming “3D screen” feature, the company is laying the groundwork for continued success as it continues to evolve.

Alex Handy: The (nettlesome) Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is all around us, and every day we’re soaking it in. It is giving the Internet senses for the first time, which will drive us to the future of business technology.

Sensors are a huge part of the Internet of Things—and soon a big part of the Internet as a whole. According to McKinsey & Company, the Internet of Things will make a US$4 trillion to $11 trillion impact in the world’s economy by 2025. As much as $3.7 trillion of that will come from the manufacturing sector, according to McKinsey.

Julian Kimble: Smart Cities Will Change the World

Smart-city technologies will reportedly be worth $27.5 billion by 2023, and the number of smart cities will climb to 88 by 2025, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) predicts. As that number increases, the enormous amount of data that smart cities produce will be crunched and analyzed by data scientists to determine how the quality of life can be improved in each city. This will include everything from managing financial resources to fighting crime.

Jamie Redman: IOTA: A Blockchain-less *GASP* Token for The Internet of Things

In today’s digital age, there are many people on the quest towards the Internet of things (IoT). Now, a new micro-transaction crypto-token called IOTA looks to facilitate the architecture involved with IoT. However, while IOTA is a "decentralized cryptocurrency" it operates a little differently than those powered by blockchains.

Vedran Pavlic: Turning Dubrovnik into a Smart City

Universal Industries and Enum Software are two IT start-ups of the Dubrovnik Development Agency (DURA) whose members are students. Within the Ideas Factory business incubator, DURA opened the Smart City laboratory where two teams work on pilot projects, for which they have already received awards at the Hackathon competition, reports Poslovni.hr on October 29, 2015.

Rob van Kranenburg: Industrial Internet at The 3rd Annual Internet of Things Global Summit, October 26-27, at The National Press Club, Washington, D.C

It is argued that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be the largest driver of economic growth and employment in the next decade, generating new revenue streams and markets for companies across all industrial sectors. The IIoT is already here however, with more and more companies adopting smart, connected products and solutions to their existing systems. These solutions offer new opportunities for functionality, reliability and new capabilities that disrupt traditional value chains, and have led to manufacturers across all sectors to rethink the way they do things.

Andy Greenberg: Cars that talk to each other are much easier to spy on

DIGITALLY CONNECTING CARS to each other and to highway infrastructure promises to drastically reduce collisions and traffic jams. But that wireless vehicular chatter comes at a cost to your privacy: A car that never shuts up may be a lot easier to track.

Researchers at the Universities of Twente in the Netherlands and Ulm in Germany have found that they can use just a few thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment to track a vehicle that’s emitting the so-called “connected vehicle” wireless communications proposed for future vehicle-to-vehicle connections.

Patrick Thibodeau: How the Internet of Things shakes up jobs, improves efficiency

After the town of Cary, N.C., installed a water meter system that automatically radios water usage to the public works department, it eliminated 10 meter-reading positions. The water resources group operates today with a smaller staff, thanks to the Internet of Things.

Workers used to check some 60,000 water meters once a month. Now the new meters record water usage each hour and transmit that usage data by radio four times per day.

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