Siegfried Mortkowitz: Day One of TU-Automotive Europe 2015

Autonomous technology is here, now it's about getting people to use it reports Siegfried Mortkowitz.

Anyone still waiting for the tipping point for the advent of the autonomous car can now relax: it has passed. Proof was provided by the more than 1,100 representatives from every sector of the automobile ecosystem that packed the Stuttgart’s ICS Messe on Monday, the first day of the two-day TU-Automotive Europe 2015 conference.

Mirko Ross: after intensive working together with FICORE and the FIWARE Association I am happy to share with you the good news that we managed to bring the FIWARE Bounty Progam on track.

The work on this program itself is a milestone in the FIWARE project, as FICORE and the independent organized developer community of the FIWARE Association is joining their force and knowledge to bring FIWARE to sustainability.

The Objectives of the Programme can be summarized as follows:

All Things Considered: What Happens When Your Lights, Appliances Are Connected To The Internet

Stroll the aisle at Home Depot or some other big box store these days and it can be hard to miss the so-called "Internet of Things": thermostats, refrigerators, light bulbs.

If you're not familiar with the concept, here's one explainer from CNN and another from Digital Trends.

Nicole Sollazzo Lee: The PantryChic™ Store & Dispense System simplifies recipe preparation for kitchen enthusiasts and restaurant chefs

The PantryChic™ Store & Dispense System simplifies recipe preparation for kitchen enthusiasts and restaurant chefs. The system, priced at $249.99, consists of a digital precision scale, and large, medium and small airtight SmartCanisters®.

Paul Evans: Insurers must harness the internet of things to regain customer trust

The insurance industry has the privilege of playing an integral and valuable role in society – we protect for today and invest for the future. Our customers can go about their daily lives without fear for the financial consequences when things go wrong, while we help them to save to build their future financial security.

Express News Service: On ‘world’s longest canvas’, Bidhannagar residents sketch ideas for their smart city

Residents of Bidhannagar express their dreams on the 10-Km-long canvas on the Broadway stretch near the EM Bypass on Saturday morning. (Subham Dutta)

What makes a city smart? This was the question that Bidhannagar set out to answer Saturday morning.

A 10-km long white canavas snaked through the area, on which the residents were invited to write, draw or sketch ideas on how the township could be turned into a smart city.

Jennifer Aguinaldo: What internet-of-things means to projects market

Between 5 and 10 per cent of the budget for greenfield projects such as hotel and office towers, rail and power or industrial facilities are accounted for by electronic low voltage (ELV) and information technology (IT) systems.

The more iconic or critical the infrastructure is, the higher the budget allocated for these systems, which are now usually referred to by suppliers as smart technologies.

Brian Rosema: How to Bring Clarity to the Internet of Things

The challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) tend to be similar from industry to industry and even across applications. Concerns related to security, integration, reliability and scalability are often perceived as barriers to the deployment of new IIoT technologies. Additionally, data transport options alongside related carriers, hardware OEMs, and cloud platform or platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers can make vendor selection a daunting task. A clear understanding of these barriers is fundamental to bring clarity to the IIoT.

Jon Markman:, Inc. (AMZN) Set To Dominate Internet of Things

After a tough 2014,, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been on a roll all year. The company just announced its second surprise quarterly profit last week.

The stock price has nearly doubled for the year to date. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is now the third-richest American.

Despite flops like the Fire Phone, with its overhyped but underwhelming “3D screen” feature, the company is laying the groundwork for continued success as it continues to evolve.


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