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M2M Industry News Archives: September 2014

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Amazon tests smart home gadgets, expands hardware lab
Amazon.com Inc will boost staffing at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware unit by at least 27 percent over the next five years as it tests Internet-connected "smart" home gadgets such as a one-button device to order supplies.
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China’s Huawei spends $25 million to acquire UK IoT specialist Neul
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has snapped up UK Internet of Things player Neul for $25 million in a move aimed at strengthening its position in the M2M technology sector.
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ARM Holdings unveils new processor for connected homes, factories
ARM Holdings unveiled a new chip design on Tuesday suited for factory automation, cars and home security systems, underscoring the company's focus on a growing wave of Internet-connected industrial and household devices.
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US market praised for M2M dynamism by GSM Association
The US has quickly emerged as the largest and most advanced M2M market in the world, with M2M accounting for one in ten mobile connections in the country, compared with just one in 20 in Europe and one in 100 in Africa.
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Logic PD signs up to Telefonica’s M2M global partner program
Systems integrator Logic PD says it has joined Telefonica’s M2M global partner program, which the operator has set up to spur the development of M2M services.
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MediaTek launches IoT program to assist hardware developers
Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek has launched a global initiative to help developers create wearable and IoT devices.
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IoT surge drives India’s Wipro to invest in open source technology
Indian IT giant Wipro has announced plans to make significant investments in open source technologies and services as it looks to capitalize on growing interest in the Internet of Things.
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Telefonica licenses smart home technology from AT&T
Spain’s Telefonica has revealed it is to begin trialling AT&T’s home security and automation service in Europe.
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Gemalto to enhance US M2M connectivity with Sprint deal
M2M hardware specialist Gemalto has announced the certification of its latest module on the network of US operator Sprint, claiming this will enhance M2M connectivity across the US market.
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Indian IoT startup Altizon secures seed funding for expansion
Indian IoT start-up Altizon Systems says it has received seed funding from a number of venture capitalist firms that will assist the company in its next phase of growth.
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Driverless vehicle shipments to reach 14 million by 2020: ABI
Global shipments of driverless vehicles are expected to reach 14 million by 2020, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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LVMH's TAG Heuer has plans for smartwatch: paper
French luxury group LVMH's watch brand TAG Heuer has plans to launch its own smartwatch, the head of its watch business told a Swiss newspaper.
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CTIA: M2M industry prepares for 2G sunset
AT&T’s plans to shut down all of its 2G networks by 2017 continue to generate upheaval in the M2M industry, with hardware makers, software players and service providers all facing growing concern among M2M customers that have long relied on 2G connectivity for their needs.
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CTIA: More than 33 GM vehicles to have LTE by year-end
General Motors (GM) plans to introduce LTE connectivity into more than 33 of its models by the end of this year as it looks to maintain its momentum in the fast-growing connected cars space.
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Google buys high-tech spoon maker, expands healthcare focus
Google Inc has acquired the maker of a high-tech spoon that helps people suffering from neurodegenerative tremors to eat, the Internet company's latest foray into the healthcare and biotechnology market.
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CTIA: Security tops list of concerns for M2M players
Security is becoming a growing concern for the global M2M industry as organizations increasingly look to M2M services to deliver cost savings and open up new revenue opportunities.
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CTIA: M2M players gear up for growth
With M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) emerging as a major theme at this week’s CTIA show in Las Vegas, M2M Zone took to the exhibition floor to find out more about the products and services industry players have been launching.
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In search of the missing 'i' in Apple's Watch
Apple Inc's Tuesday launch was a marketing extravaganza stuffed full of gadgets, corporate hyperbole and celebrities of every stripe. One thing was missing: the "i" in front of the Watch.
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Taiwan’s TMSC sees IoT as next big growth driver: report
Taiwanese semiconductor giant TMSC is banking on the Internet of Things as the industry’s major driver of growth over the next five years.
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Deutsche Telekom wheels out intelligent bike
German telecoms operator Deutsche Telekom has unveiled an intelligent bike that will send alerts to emergency services in the event of a crash and provide details about wear and tear to customers.
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Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans
Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.
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Oracle’s Morton joins Eurotech to lead development of IoT offering
Hardware player Eurotech has appointed Geoffrey Morton its new Group vice president for the M2M and Internet of Things line (IoT) of business.
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Global smart meter shipments to peak in 2023: Navigant
Worldwide shipments of smart meters are expected to peak at 116 million units annually in 2023, according to new data from Navigant Research.
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Huawei module certified for M2M use on Aeris network
Chinese equipment maker Huawei says its new MC323 embedded module has been certified on the cellular network of Aeris Communications for use with M2M applications.
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