Raghu Das: China RFID leverages the Internet of Things

Wireless networking is rapidly pervading society, not least in China, where allied topic RFID is lifting off very rapidly. It follows the world's largest RFID order, that for the National ID cards of China, and other big orders such as library tagging in three cities dwarfing all other library tagging in the world. The unique new IDTechEx report RFID in China 2015-2025  reveals that the Chinese RFID market will jump to around $4.3 billion in 2025, powered by sales into the transportation/automotive and financial/security/safety sectors.

Jurjen Söhne: Robots to the Rescue: ‘Healthy Ageing’ is one of the greatest social and economic challenges of the 21st century.

‘Healthy Ageing’ is one of the greatest social and economic challenges of the 21st century. One that concerns all of us and one that should to be supported by our society… with the help from our friends, the robots! * makers, coders, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, (data) scientists, caretakers, (IT) architects, researchers, students and kids.

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Payal Vasudeva: How the Industrial Internet of Things will affect the future workforce

From the connected vehicle to wearable devices, there is growing recognition that the Internet of Things will change our lives. But perhaps more important is the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Defined as the rapidly expanding network of connected smart devices and objects, the IIoT enables huge amounts of data from physical objects to be used to automate tasks or generate new services. It will also mean greater personalisation of customer experiences, generating new business opportunities as a result.

Andrew V. Pestano: UAE named president of U.N.'s Internet of Things research committee

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 2 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates has been named president of the Internet of Things research committee of the United Nation's International Telecommunication Union.

Engineer and UAE representative Nasser Al Marzouqi will be the committee's chairman. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, Spain, South Korea, Argentina, Italy, and China were nominated as the committee's vice-chairmen.

Patrick Nelson: The Internet of Things will actually exceed its hype

If you feel like you're getting barraged by hype surrounding the Internet of Things—essentially sensors connected to networks—don't worry, it will be worth it.

All that hype is actually understated, according to a new report.
The IoT is going to be worth more than any of us thought, the report implies. That report, published by McKinsey Global Institute, says the "potential economic impact" of the IoT will be "$4 trillion to $11 trillion a year" by 2025.

Ryan Begley: Personal privacy in the era of the Internet of Things

In a previous post, I discussed the Google announcement of Brillo and Weave and briefly touched on the notion of privacy, which was in the headlines because of a recent speech given by Apple CEO Tim Cook, where he “lashed out at Internet giants and government, calling them out for undermining constitutionally-guaranteed rights to privacy." Technology and the concept of personal privacy have historically been intertwined, and with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), the notion of personal privacy will be tested yet again. 

Giulio Coraggio: Top 5 takeaways on connected cars

Our DLA Piper connected cars webinar was an amazing event with 200+ attendees and interesting speakers addressing the most relevant issues that such kind of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is going to face.

You can find the material and the recording of the webinar on the presentations and events page here and below are my personal top 5 takeaways on the legal issues addressed during the webinar:

Stacey Higginbotham: Microsoft's new code changes the balance in the Internet of things standards war

Microsoft contributes open source code to connect older connected building and home products to the Internet of things.

Microsoft has submitted code to the AllSeen Alliance that will make it easier to connect devices on older networks to the Internet of things. The code will become part of the AllSeen Alliances’ efforts to make Qualcomm’s AllJoyn standard the go-to option for device makers trying to get their connected gadgets to talk to one another.

Loretta Chao: Ernst & Young Acquires Consulting Arm Specializing in ‘Internet of Things’

Ernst & Young Global Ltd. said Tuesday that it acquired the systems consulting arm of manufacturing intelligence firm Entegreat Inc.

A team of consultants that have “worked with some of the leading manufacturing companies in the world,” including automakers and food producers, will join E&Y as part of the acquisition, the company said in a press release. Entegreat will continue operation as a manufacturing software solutions provider.

Alphaville announces the launch of IOTORAMA a new interactive project about the “Internet of Things”.

London agency and creative studio Alphaville announces the launch of IOTORAMA†, a new interactive project where people can learn about the “Internet of Things” in a playful way.

IOTORAMA consists of a web experiment available for everyone to experience at www.iotorama.io , alongside an interactive installation currently on exhibition at the Mobile World Centre in Barcelona. The term IOTORAMA has been created by combining IoT (Internet of Things) and the Ancient Greek suffix “orama” (ὅρᾱμᾰ, hórāma) , which means “sight”, “spectacle”.

Stacey Higginbotham: Washington D.C. has met the Internet of things and it's freaked out

The Capitol is awash in articles about the Internet of things. Here’s what politicians really need to know.

The Internet of things has gone to Washington and the Capitol has responded with confusion and fear. This week Politico devoted an entire issue of its new magazine to the internet of things, and the content vacillates between trying to get politicians to understand the issue and making sure they are scared out of their minds at the technological change headed for us all.

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