Etisalat launches Internet of Things application platform

Abu Dhabi: Etisalat Group on Saturday said it will launch the region’s first Internet of Things (IoT) application development and device management platform. Etisalat said it will be working with Oberthur Technologies (OT) and ThingWorx, a PTC Business, to build and manage the platform as Etisalat’s partners. The new service platform will be designed to enable customers to develop and deploy IoT solutions for the growing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market estimated to be worth billions of dollars.

Daniel McCoy: Target just opened a store Charles Koch might be interested in

When I sat down with Chairman and CEO Charles Koch, of Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc., last year, one of the ideas he was most excited about was the Internet of Things.

After all, products that make people’s lives better is at the core of his personal belief as to why businesses should exist at all.

Business Cloud News: GE, NTT Docomo to form Internet of Things alliance

GE Energy Japan and Japanese operator NTT Docomo signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) this week that will see the two companies commit to jointly developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for industrial uses.

The companies will combine GE Digital Energy’s MDS Orbit Platform, a wireless router for industrial equipment, and Docomo’s embedded communication module, which will provide remote access and monitoring capabilities.

Tom Tauli: Lucid: The Internet Of Things (IoT) Gets Real

The Internet of Things (IoT) essentially involves the use of cloud and mobile technologies to improve manufacturing, energy management, transportation or just about anything in the real world.

But for Vladi Shunturov, who is the CEO and co-founder of Lucid, he doesn’t care much about the buzzword, even though his company is one of the top operators in the space.

Then again, Vladi started his company ten years ago — which was way before the concept of IoT was dreamed up.

James Wilson: Gestures Will Be the Interface for the Internet of Things

The human body interacts with the physical world in subtle and sophisticated ways. Our eyes see a rainbow of color, our ears hear a range of frequencies, and our hands are great for grabbing whichever tool our creative brains can invent. But today’s technology can sometimes feel like it’s out of sync with our senses as we peer at small screens, flick and pinch fingers across smooth surfaces, and read tweets “written” by programmer-created bots. These new technologies can increasingly make us feel disembodied.

Rebecca Gatesman: The Wide World Of Wearables: Looking Toward the Future of Branding

Early this week, an app called Slice published a report stating the Apple Watch was “tanking” and likened the situation to the dramatic failure that was Google Glass. Apple Insider then countered the report by stating what it actually showed was that the device is completely dominating the smartwatch market.

No matter who you believe or what your stance on the Apple Watch is, this situation is a clear demonstration of how extremely volatile this emerging market is.

Peter Cluskey: China embraces the Internet of Things – to the tune of €1.45 trillion a year

If there was ever a doubt about the Internet of Things and its capacity to spark a “fourth industrial revolution”, just watch how China has embraced it in the past six months alone – anticipating huge technological change combined with remarkable economic growth.

Edward C. Baig: The Internet of Things goes after kids

NEW YORK — Inelegant as the name may sound, the "Internet of Things" has become the descriptor for a gaggle of Internet-connected devices and appliances, from smart sprinkler systems to thermostats.

Now Fuhu, a Los Angeles company known best as the producer of the Nabi tablet for children, wants to open the IoT's market to kids.
Fuhu is in the early stages of devising a "connected room" platform for kids built around sensors, monitors and cloud services, all designed to supply information – and hopefully peace of mind – to parents.

Obaidallah Elhassan: Internet of Batteryless Things - IoBT

Perhaps we have some familiarity to the term ‘Internet of Things’– IoT. It is where objects or people can communicate over a network. It is where the web and the physical world meet, and there is real physical presences to observe or control. Then what is ‘Internet of Batteryless Things’– IoBT? What advantages does it have over the many applications that are currently used?

How can IoT technologies be relevant for your business and for your life?

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Building up from a successful 2014 Event, Meet IoT is a major event where to see IoT innovations, interact with IoT leaders and learn specific technologies.

Introducing the BBC micro:bit

The BBC unveils the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer.
The BBC has unveiled the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK.

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