CloudBuzz: ITA IoT Council Inventory highlights Midwest Leadership in IoT

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – April 13, 2016) – The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) today announced the release of a first of its kind report that catalogs and categorizes Internet of Things (IoT) companies in the Midwest. The Inventory was created by the ITA’s IoT Council to formalize and visualize IoT’s expanding presence in the Midwes

Michael Westcott: Monetisation: Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically redefining just what it means to be connected. As such, it will present unmissable, undreamt-of possibilities for businesses all over the world; Accenture, for example, predicts that industrial IoT alone could add $14.2 trillion (£10 trillion) to the world economy over the next 15 years.

Jochelle Mendonca: Billboards now getting an Internet-of-things upgrade

Billboards, the oldest and least technology-driven of all advertising media, are now being given an Internet-of-things upgrade, as brands and media owners look for new ways to ensure proof of performance.

Out-of-home displays have typically suffered because simple things like torn ads or electric lights not being put on at night affect the usefulness of a campaign. Brands and advertising agencies still rely on people on bikes taking pictures of hoardings to ensure that they are getting what they have paid for.

Internet of Things issues are included in preparations for the upcoming Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ministerial.

Notice of Meeting of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee, A Notice by the State Department on 03/17/2016

This notice announces a meeting of the United States International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to gather participants' perspectives on the dynamic and evolving international environment around the Internet of Things (IoT) and the application of that technology in Smart Cities, including relevant technical, commercial, and economic issues.

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Morgan Gebhardt: Are you equipped to manage the Internet of Things?

While the Internet of Things (IoT) still flies beneath the broad public consciousness, it’s already transforming modern life. Beyond fitness trackers and predictive car maintenance, the devices around us are becoming ever more connected and “intelligent.” If you’re in construction, concrete can sense and alert to weakness. In medicine, doctors can remotely check your heart. Or if you manage an office of freelancers, workstations can recognize and adapt to an employee’s presence.

Aaron Tilley: Nest's Revolv Shutdown Debacle Underscores Business Model Challenges For 'Internet Of Things'

The negative attention on Nest isn’t letting up. Last week, the Alphabet-owned maker of internet-connected home gadgets got called out by customers after it said that the smart home “hub” built by Revolv, a company Nest acquired in 2014, will stop working on May 15.

The $300 hub contains multiple radios for connecting a wide range of smart home gadgets and relies on connections to the company’s servers to function properly. The impending shutdown shouldn’t have surprised anyone because Nest said at the time of the acquisition that it planned to do just that.

Ian Morris: Google Is Sitting On A Timebomb With Its Nest Disaster

Usually a Reddit post about the state of a company would have to be taken with a pinch of salt. In this case the fight at Google ngIf: ticker GOOGL -0.20% ngIf: show_card end ngIf: ticker over Nest has spilled out and is now being widely discussed. In some cases, by people close to the company. So what’s going wrong at Google, Alphabet and specifically the sub-group Nest?

International conference Design & The City about city making in Amsterdam

Design & The City is an exciting, innovative conference, held from April 19 until 22 in Amsterdam. As part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) programme during the Dutch EU chairmanship, Design & The City challenges the international community to shape the city of the future, by participating in Lab of Labs, workshops and an intriguing conference day with renown speakers.

How Is the Internet of Things Changing Retail?

The internet of things (IoT), an interconnected ecosystem of internet-enabled objects—devices, sensors, microprocessors, data hubs, networks, artificial intelligence software and analytics programs—is already being used across the retail industry. Whether it“s monitoring the supply chain, tracking and managing inventory, delivering personalized promotions, or enabling ecommerce from new environments, the retail IoT is ushering in an era in which “smart” things can seamlessly collect, share and analyze real-time data.

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