NAIROBI, Kenya -- In the traffic-clogged, potholed streets of Kenya’s capital city, there is a battle waging for the future of the African taxi ride that is pitting local startups eager to become the “Uber of Kenya” against, well, Uber.
The winner will help answer a question dogging those who work in technology in the developing world: whether chaotic, impoverished cities like Nairobi will create the tools that bring the “bottom billion” online, or if apps that have already taken off in the U.S. and Europe can be exported here..
The timing and technology are right to bring the power of digital sensing to the poor to improve health, safety and education.
That is the driving assumption behind a new project led by Unicef and ARM, the British chip designer whose microprocessors power most smartphones and tablets. They are being joined by Frog, the San Francisco-based design firm, along with people described as coaches and advisers from companies and organisations including Google, Orange, Singularity University, the Red Cross and the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Huawei's LiteOS is meant to run on a minimal power and work on a wide range of hardware.
On Wednesday, Huawei launched the OS to help third-party vendors break into the emerging Internet of Things space. The whole industry is eyeing opportunities to turn household objects and industrial equipment into connect devices, but the development costs still remain high, according to the Chinese company.
The April Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge. Three references have been put on the lounge last month. You will find the summary below and the complete references on the Lounge.
NEW REFERENCES ON THE LOUNGE:
 Nasour Bagheri, Parvin Alenaby And Masoumeh Safkhani. A new anti-collision protocol based on information of collided tags in- RFID systems. (International Journal of Communication Systems, May 2015)
A FEW YEARS ago, there was really no way to know how we would use the Internet of Things. A handful prescribed functions for home devices like Nest and Philips Hue made immediate sense. But beyond the gadget-specific actions that blink our lights, lock our doors, and kick on our air conditioners lie scores of automated tasks that can be used to manipulate hearts and minds.
The Internet of Things (IoT) may be the sum of smart devices, but it doesn't necessarily add up for companies creating IoT technology.
A report released this month by McKinsey & Company and the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) found that semiconductor executives had mixed opinions about the potential of IoT, which is widely seen as a source of growth for a broad set of technology companies.
The report was overseen by a steering committee of 11 senior executives from GSA member companies and McKinsey.
The emerging world of every object connected to the internet — the “Internet of Things” — is getting plenty of attention, but it’s frustratingly opaque. For all the endless research reports and tech pundit hype machine, it’s hard to see much substance. Qualcomm QCOM +0.79% provided a bit of guidance on Thursday about exactly how big this sector is for the San Diego chipmaker. At an event at San Francisco’s Masonic Center, Qualcomm said it made $1 billion in revenue last year on chips used in a variety of city infrastructure projects, home appliances, cars and wearables.
The easiest way for me to think about the future of the Internet of Things is to consider the past of the Internet of Things, by looking at the story FAST FORWARD;Really Remote Control from a 1995 issue of The New York Times Magazine by James Glieck.