Krystal Temple: Intel Forms Group to Accelerate Internet of Things Market

Source: "Intel has created a new organization to accelerate and broaden its reach into market segments and applications commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Called the IoT Solutions Group, this new organization will include the Intelligent Systems Group and Wind River organizations, bringing together the intelligent systems hardware, software, services and platform elements together into one organization. This is the next step in the company’s ongoing

Robert X. Cringely: Welcome to the Internet of things. Please check your privacy at the door

Source: "Your smart devices are talking about you, and they have a lot to say. This time, opting out may not be an option. Ever get the feeling all those smart devices you own are talking about you behind your back? There was a time when you'd be considered paranoid if not wholly delusional.

Now you're just part of the so-called Internet of things. Like it or not, the IoT is already here. You can either get on the IoT bus

Paul Wallbank: Is Australia ready for the Internet of Things?

Source: Australia is falling behind in the global technology stakes, with the inability of our political and business leaders to invest and collaborate costing us dearly in the connected global marketplace. While we flounder with our broadband options, the global market is getting more connected than ever before. The cloud computing, mobility and Big Data trends have already forced businesses to rethink their strategies. But are they ready for what lies ahead?

Samir Alam: Samsung, Tizen and the Internet of Things revolution

Source: "In this part we take a deeper look into the much bigger story behind why Samsung is pushing Tizen, one that enters into the Internet of Things, considered by many to be the defining technology trend of the coming years. Samsung is the No 1 hardware manufacturer in the Android ecosystem. But sometimes, even leaders are slaves to others. And currently, Samsung plays slave to two masters: Microsoft and Google.

Mike Elgan: Here comes the age of ambient everything. Change is in the air.

Source: While shopping at the grocery store recently and wearing Google Glass, I got an incoming social media alert referring to a phrase used by the Pew Research Center: "ambient news."
Wait, what the heck is ambient news?
Pew uses that phrase to characterize the experience of getting news in social streams, especially on the social sites Reddit, Twitter and Facebook.

Ed Moyle : Securing the Internet of Things: 5 Easy Pieces

Source: "The Internet of Things has been receiving quite a bit of attention. Definitions vary, but at its core the concept is a simple one: Extend computing and data-processing capability to the physical world around us. The earliest manifestations of this are starting to be seen already in the growth of smart devices: televisions, automobiles, appliances, electric meters, etc.
Certainly, one can imagine numerous scenarios...

Jason Hannula: Internet of Things: Intelligence Enabled

Source: "The Internet of Things is following in the footsteps of Moore's Law toward cheaper and more powerful computer chips. Economical machine sensors with enabled communication technology are approaching commodity price points where all things can have a connection.

This feeds into predictions of over 30 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020, as quoted by Samir Alam in

Virginia Backaitis: Your Car Is a Data Platform, What Can It Tell About You?

Source: "We’ve all heard about the Internet of things. We know you can use Nest to control your thermostat from your iPhone, so if you forgot to turn the heat down when you left for work you can do it from the office. And then there’s Jawbone that monitors your movement — forget exercise, if you want to set it up to turn on your coffeemaker as soon as you start moving in the morning, it can do that too. And then there’s the app I’m waiting for...

Gatesense Hackathon @CBS, Copenhagen

Source: "Gatesense is a pioneering platform that will collect data from vast variety of sources and use it as the basis for creating a sustainable economy. Join the Gatesense Hackathon @CBS: help us co-create a platform and empower people to boldly experiment and accomplish things that would otherwise be impossible.

We would also like you to help us build a smart city one app at a time – starting with a traffic app that will solve traffic problems in Copenhagen!

Christopher Mims: Cisco’s disastrous quarter shows how NSA spying could freeze US companies out of a trillion-dollar opportunity

Source: "Cisco announced two important things in today’s earnings report: The first is that the company is aggressively moving into the Internet of Things—the effort to connect just about every object on earth to the internet—by rolling out new technologies. The second is that Cisco has seen a huge drop-off...

Daniel Dimov: Privacy Implications of the Internet of Things

While the Internet of Things will certainly facilitate the life of people, it may also bring new privacy threats. In 2008, the U.S. National Intelligence Council published a report that warned it would be difficult to deny “access to networks of sensors and remotely controlled objects by enemies of the United States, criminals, and mischief makers.” According to the aforementioned report by the Economist, 60% of the interviewed business leaders believe that concerns about data privacy...

Ben van Lier: Digital business and complexity

Source: "Over the past weeks, IT research agency Gartner announced a new development that is going to change the industrial world: digital business. The launch was accompanied by a great drum roll and trumpet fanfare. According to Gartner, digital business is based upon the development of the Internet of Everything, a term that was introduced by Cisco. Gartner stated that by combining digital business and the Internet of Everything, the industry is changed on three levels:

Rakesh Sharma: Five Challenges For The Internet of Things Ecosystem

Lack of a Shared Infrastructure Lack of Common Standards: .. IOT needs an Internet Engineering Task Force or IETF
Battery Life: Prolonged battery life that sources energy from unconventional power sources is a must
Data Control:  one of the more significant barriers to large-scale adoption of the technology. Data Sharing: provisioning builds off a social contract between large corporations and customers.

David Roe: The Internet of Things Will Change Everything, Including the Economy

Source: " Sure the development of the Internet of Things has a way to go before it becomes a  reality. But IT research firm Gartner already estimates it will be worth $1.9 trillion by 2020. Gartner also predicts the Internet of Things will create an entire new economy based on interconnectivity of devices. The predictions were made yesterday by Gartner's Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research, at the Gartner Symposium ITXPO 2013.


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