The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

Jan Merckx: RAIN will promote awareness, education, and initiatives to accelerate UHF RFID growth

RAIN is an industry alliance much like the Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance.
What is the relationship between RAIN and AIM?
RAIN is an AIM Global Alliance. AIM is the AIDC industry leader dating back to 1972.
What will RAIN do?

Shara Tibken: Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group

Source: „The effort to reduce complications for the Internet of Things just got more complicated.
A handful of tech-industry heavyweights including Intel, Broadcom, and Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled a new nonprofit group called the Open Interconnect Consortium, or OIC, with the mission to develop standards and certification for devices involved in the Internet of Things.
The new group

Jack Palmer: Exclusive Poll Results: The IoT Meets the Connected Car

These poll results have been collated and published in association with Telematics Munich 2014 (November 10-11, Munich, Germany).
At Telematics Munich you can meet the leading players such as Ford, Daimler, BMW, Renault, Nissan, Continental, Visteon, Ericsson and many more as they share their visions for the connected car of 2020.

Gildas Avoine: June Report of the RFID Security and Privacy

June Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge: 15 references have been put on the lounge this month, mostly from 
which will take place in Oxford on July 21-23, 2014, colocated with WISEC.
You will find the summary below and the complete references on the Lounge.

Damon Poeter: Who Will Win the Internet of Things Race?

Source: „Technology giants including Broadcom, Dell, Intel, and Samsung on Tuesday announced the establishment of a new consortium tasked with promoting interoperability between Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The founding members of the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) also include Atmel and Wind River. "The rise and ultimate success of the Internet of Things depends on the ability of devices and systems to securely and reliably

Christopher Budd: Why the Internet of Things scares the “living crap” out of this security guru

Source: „The Internet of Things could be the next big thing in tech: A world of connected devices, from thermostats, refrigerators to enterprise tools like fleets of cars and data center switches.
But it could also turning into a real headache for security folks.
“The more data there is, the more opportunity there is for something to go wrong,” says Christopher Budd

Bill Yaman: ‘Internet of Things’ could be most disruptive to real estate

Source: „Bill Yaman is head of business development and sales at marketing technology firm Imprev, which serves more than 150,000 agents and brokers in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
In April, Imprev automated the marketing for all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors listings by pulling data from the brokerage’s customer relationship management platform to create and distribute

Peter Waterhouse: The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business

Source: „IoT scenarios that appear consumer-centric and disposable hold broad business opportunities. In a recent InformationWeek column I opined that smart sensors would soon find their way into many disposable products -- like a soda can, which when opened triggers a contest. Initially these won't be very sophisticated, but as sensor prices fall and technologies improve, extreme connectedness across the Internet of Things will inspire new business opportunities. Read more about Peter Waterhouse: The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business

Atmel Corp (ATML) to Acquire Newport Media in $170M Deal

Source: „Atmel Corp (NASDAQ: ATML) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Media, Inc. ("NMI"), a leading provider of high performance low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions, that will enable Atmel to offer the industry's most complete wireless portfolio of smart connected devices for the "Internet of Things." Adding to Atmel's already broad SmartConnect™ wireless portfolio, NMI's 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certified products offer innovative,

Colin Neagle: Why Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm are funding IoT startups

Source: „Internet of Things startups have had little trouble finding seed money lately, with overall venture capital surpassing the $1 billion mark in 2013 alone, according to CB Insights. Much of the funding comes from the venture branches of established tech companies, such as Cisco Investments, Qualcomm Ventures, and Intel Capital. These three in particular have contributed a significant amount of funding for IoT startups in the past three years

Colby Hochmuth: The Internet of government things

Source: „In many corners of the tech world, the Internet of things is an abstract concept still in the development stage. The federal government has spent more than $300 million on Internet of things-related research in the last five years, and this week officials hailed it as the next wave of innovation. At the SmartAmerica Expo on June 11 in Washington, D.C., U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini pegged the Internet of things as a tool that could dramatically change the way government

Adrian McEwen: Liverpool City Region has been successful in the bid for a University Enterprise Zone - "Sensor City".

Last week the UK announced that Liverpool will be developing a University Enterprise Zone specialising in sensor development. Liverpool City Region has been successful in the bid for a University Enterprise Zone - "Sensor City".  Alan Welby appeared on Radio Merseyside this morning to talk about Sensor City: „This is an incredibly welcome announcement

Nathanael Arnold: Apple’s iPhone Security Patent Points to Broader ‘Internet of Things’

Source: „Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) interest in the so-called “smart home” or “connected home” market was made apparent when it unveiled HomeKit at the Worldwide Developers Conference last month. HomeKit is a suite of tools that allows developers to more easily create iOS apps for various smart home products such as lights, thermostats, and door locks. However, the smart home is just one aspect of what has been dubbed the “Internet of Things” — Read more about Nathanael Arnold: Apple’s iPhone Security Patent Points to Broader ‘Internet of Things’

Samar Khan: Afghanistan looks to India's 'smart citiy' as war-torn country gets the development bug

Source: „For Afghanistan, India remains a model on many counts. Now the strife-torn country is looking to Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh's new capital city, as a model for planning Kabul New City. 
A group of Afghan officials have been in Raipur to study planning, funding management and development of the city under Naya Raipur Development Authority.


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