Rob van Kranenburg: Internet of Things (IoT); a new ontology and engineering challenge

The two trajectories; individuating objects because of demand from logistics and bringing more and more data-units (first websites, now also objects that can be described as a data-unit) into networks of networks (intranets and internet), accelerate each other and that is the reason why these developments are going so fast now.
They will not slow down.
 
Can they be steered?
 
I believe they can. I also believe they should

Peter Middleton: Rapid growth of Internet of Things will add economic value - Gartner

Source:  'Although the industry will benefit tremendously from IoT technology, consumer end users will drive almost two-thirds of IoT supplier revenue'. The internet plays an increasingly important role in the modern world, not only at the level of infrastructure but also in culture, society and business. The Internet of Things (IoT) extends that role to an increasingly diverse range of devices and communications streams, many of which will be essentially machine-to-machine communications, rather than involving a person at either endpoint. Gartner defines the IoT as the network

Emily Adler: Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Source: „The Internet Of Things represents a major departure in the history of the Internet, as connections move beyond computing devices, and begin to power billions of everyday devices, from parking meters to home thermostats. 
 
Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number

Patrick Thibodeau: Internet of Things in five words: sensor, monkey, radio, cloud, Paris

Source: "If you want to build your own Internet of Things, try the toy monkey hack. Digi International, a company that makes software and hardware systems for the Internet of Things (IoT) has a step-by-step guide to create an alert device using its postage stamp-size XBee wireless radio. You will need a few other parts, and a little soldering to attach a battery-powered cymbal playing monkey to a wireless network and Internet. But once it's connected, the fun begins. In this case (see instructions and video), the cymbal banging toy monkey can be integrated into an alert system to notify, an IT department , for instance, that "the call center is down."

Steven Jacobs: How the Internet of Things Could Spawn a New Kind of Analytics

Soiurce: "Often, it’s what we do in the real world — the restaurants we frequent, the neighborhoods where we live, and even the aisle of the grocery store we visit first — that says the most about who we are as consumers.
That’s why a new set of technology companies are working to help transform the way businesses understand consumer behavior in the real world. Powering these new technologies is a burgeoning web of connected devices — from smartphones and thermostats to wireless routers and traffic cameras – that constantly collect a river of information about their surroundings.

The second edition of the IoT Forum in Cambridge on April 15th

The event exists to support the growth of the IoT sector in Europe (and further afield) by connecting entrepreneurs, corporate interests and funders.

 

A single stream conference with a focus on networking, our aim is to make sure every delegate leaves with at least one actionable idea for their business and the contacts to make it happen.

Last year’s event was a great success, according to our delegates, and this year we’re going to make it better, with a focus on practical insights that will help visitors build great businesses in the IoT.

John Soldates: OpenIoT among the top 10 new open source projects of the year!

Source: "OpenIoT began as a research project partially funded by the European Commission with the goal of enabling a new range of open, large-scale, intelligent Internet of things applications using a cloud computing delivery model. The project focuses on the mobility aspects of Internet-connected objects (sensor networks) for energy-efficient orchestration of sensor data harvesting and data transmission into the cloud.
OpenIoT integrates ontologies and semantic structures in order to enable semantic interactions and interoperability

RFID Journal: Are There Any RFID Pressure Sensors?

Source: „Yes, there are. Many cars now come with sensors to measure air pressure in tires. These sensors are integrated with an RFID device that can communicate wirelessly (see Michelin Uses RFID to Track Tire Pressure and Tread for London Bus Company and Crane Aerospace and Electronics' RFID-Based Tire Pressure Sensor Simplifies Aircraft Maintenance).
 
There are also active RFID pressure sensors for measuring air pressure within a closed area. RF Code, for example, offers the R160 Air Pressure Sensor, designed specifically for use in data centers.

Jim Fisher: The Internet of Things

Source: „Have you ever heard of a man named Tony Fadell? Yeah, me neither. Well, I’m happy to report that Tony is doing just fine. In fact, he is doing finer than anyone else I know at the moment. You see, Tony left Apple where he was VP of design over the iPod division. In fact, he was one of the “fathers” of the iPod. This silly man quit his job at Apple to design, get this: home thermostats. THERMOSTATS! What a maroon, huh? Well, someone at Google didn’t think Tony was a moron. In fact, they thought he was pretty darn smart. So smart that they purchased Tony’s company, Nest, for three point two BILLION dang dollars in cash! That’s a “B” with a “golly!” in it."

Galen Gruman; How to ruin the Internet of things: Tie up with a carrier

Source: „The tech industry is going gaga over the Internet of things, a nebulous set of technologies that make everything from refrigerators to body sensors and wearables communicate with each other and with apps on your smartphone, tablet, PC, and Internet services. One example of the Internet of things mania is Cisco Systems chairman John Chambers' declaration that the market will be worth $19 trillion, a figure larger than the entire U.S. gross domestic product.
But if you look past the hype, there is a lot of exciting, useful technology

Dean Evans: What can the internet of things do for SMBs?

Source: „Essentially, the internet of things (IoT) is about connecting anything to the internet using sensors; it is part of your business smartphones, as well as devices such as the Raspberry Pi mini computer. And that is only the start: the area is going to get so big that firms slow to embrace it will fall behind their rivals, according to a recent report. The report, which was conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of chip designer ARM, said that falling technology costs, government interest and developments in mobile and cloud computing are making the internet of things become a reality.

Dan Charles: Should Farmers Give John Deere And Monsanto Their Data?

Source: „Starting this year, farmers across the Midwest can sign up for a service that lets big agribusiness collect data from their farms, minute by minute, as they plant and harvest their crops. Monsanto and John Deere are offering competing versions of this service. Both are promising to mine that data for tips that will put more money in farmers' pockets. But a leading farm organization, the American Farm Bureau Federation, is telling farmers to be cautious. These services, it says, could threaten farmers' privacy and give the big companies too much power.

The Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit proposals for Measuring Behavior 2014.

Deadline for Symposia & Workshops extended to February 3rd. The Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit proposals for Measuring Behavior 2014. The conference is open for any topic related to the measurement of the behavior of people and animals. The focus should be on tools and methods, not on results. Previous and expected topics include:
New statistical methods and behavioral pattern analysis and visualization
Behavioral testing of zebra fish

Stuart Thomas: Google buys AI company Deepmind in ongoing Internet of Things landgrab

Source: „Still think Google’s all about search? Think again. The Palo Alto-based tech giant is making an increasing number of forays into the Internet of Things, with its latest purchase reportedly being artificial intelligence company DeepMind.
According to a report from Re/code, Google doled out US$400-million for the London-based company, which specialises in learning algorithms for simulations, ecommerce and games.
The buyout is widely understood to be an aqui-hire on Google’s part

Michael Ide: The Internet Of Things Will Change Everything, But Slowly

Source: „The internet of things has fully entered into the mainstream, but it isn’t a single sector getting ready to lift off in a single year, or even in a few years. Instead it will move at different speeds in different industries over the next few decades as the cost of connectivity continues to drop.
 
“The number of Internet-connected devices surpassed the number of human beings on the planet in 2011, and by 2020, Internet-connected devices are expected to number between 26 billion and 50 billion,” writes a recent Raymond James report

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