Brady Dale: This woman wants to make the Internet of Things cheaper, simpler and more efficient

Anne Lauvergeon is chairman of the board of Sigfox, a French startup that wants to be the Ma Bell of the Internet of Things.

Anne Lauvergeon says her first husband used to say, “‘The problem with Anne: she has no ambition.” And while Lauvergeon claims to agree with him, the ambitions of her company tell a different story. Indeed, Sigfox, where Lauvergeon is chairman of the board, aims to be no less than the Ma Bell of the Internet of Things.

Identiv Awarded Four Mobility Patents to Advance the Internet of Things

FREMONT, Calif., May 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identiv, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) has been awarded four U.S. patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its NFC, mobile and security inventions. Identiv has a strong intellectual property (IP) portfolio of more than 75 patents, granted and pending.

Jeff Freedman: RFID and the Supply Chain: How the Technology Is Increasingly Being Used By Procurement

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is one of the major technologies that will become ubiquitous in the supply chain and is poised to have a dramatic impact. RFID technology has actually been around since the 1970s, but it has only started to have a real effect on the supply chain within the past few years, and its use is expected to increase as a means of tracking goods and assets.

CALL FOR PAPERS SMARTOBJECTS 2015, September 7, 2015, Paris, France

Internet of Things, Smart-cities and Fog computing are representative examples of modern ICT paradigms that aim to describe a dynamic and global cooperative infrastructure built upon objects intelligence and self-configuring capabilities; these connected objects are finding their way into vehicles (smart-cars), urban areas (smart-cities) and infrastructure (smart-grid).

APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group: Advancing the Internet of Things for Economic and Social Benefits

BORACAY -- Recognizing the potential of the Internet of Things and the online interconnection of everyday objects, public, nonprofit and private representatives provided recommendations on how APEC member governments can nurture this innovative technology to realize both economic and social benefits.

Pamela Newenham: New dawn for farm tech: sowing the Internet of Things into agriculture

Did you hear the one about the connected cow? It might seem like a joke, but thanks to advancements in big data, technology and the Internet of Things, a new era of farming is emerging.
Cows are being connected to the internet to help track the animal’s health and improve their milk yield. This is done by placing special electronic collars on the cattle. The collars contain a wireless sensor that transmits data about the animal’s health and the amount of milk being produced back to a central computer or device.

Jenny Judge and Julia Powles; Forget the internet of things – we need an internet of people


But what if we could design objects that utilised the internet in truly smart, differentiated ways, while also communicating their own function? What if we could understand this function intuitively, effortlessly? And what if these objects showed us – actually showed us, through their design features, their data flows and their legally-binding background conditions – how our information is being used, who can access it, where it is going, and why?


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