IoT

  • Identity management startup ForgeRock snags $88 million Series D

    Identity management startup ForgeRock snags $88 million Series D

    Used to be when we thought about identity as it relates to computers and software, it involved a person logging into an application or service. Increasingly though, you also have machines and sensors attempting to authenticate as they access your systems. That creates complications for identity management vendors because instead of managing thousands or tens of thousands of identities, it… Read More

  • Update bricks smart locks preferred by Airbnb

    Update bricks smart locks preferred by Airbnb

    A subset of smart locks made by Lockstate have been bricked after an update. The smart lock vendor is part of Airbnb’s Host Assist program, and integrates with the accommodation rental platform so, for instance, hosts can automatically generate and email one-time codes for their guests to use during check-in. Read More

  • VergeSense’s AI sensing hardware tackles facility management

    VergeSense’s AI sensing hardware tackles facility management

    Facility management might not sound like the sexiest use of AI technology. But office space can be a huge expense for larger businesses — the biggest after staff costs — which is why Y Combinator-backed startup, VergeSense, says it’s settled on facility management as the initial target for an AI-powered sensing device it’s been developing since joining the incubator… Read More

  • i.am+ buys Wink, the smart home hub formerly owned by Flex and Quirky

    i.am+ buys Wink, the smart home hub formerly owned by Flex and Quirky

    Wink — the smart home hub and platform originally incubated inside the failed connected object maker Quirky, and then acquired by Flextronics (now known as Flex) as part-payment for Quirky’s debts — has moved on to its third owner. i.am+, the “lifestyle technology company” owned by musician and entrepreneur Will.i.am, has acquired the company. Flex disclosed the… Read More

  • SAP wants to bridge the gap between IoT and business data

    SAP wants to bridge the gap between IoT and business data

    SAP announced a new tool today called the Leonardo IoT Bridge designed to help bridge the gap between data coming from sensors in the field and business systems operating inside a firm. The manufacturing sector is in the middle of a massive shift where machines are being equipped with sensors that transmit torrents of data about their health, and the environment around them, over the… Read More

  • Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announces $100M startup fund

    Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announces $100M startup fund

    Security firm Trend Micro is the latest corporate to jump into the startup investment world after it unveiled a $100 million corporate fund today. It is predominantly looking at opportunities in the internet-of-things (IoT) space, but the exact scope of how it will operate is not clear. The company is headquartered in Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, where its current value… Read More

  • Petasense emerges from stealth to help companies monitor machine health

    Petasense emerges from stealth to help companies monitor machine health

    Industrial IoT startup Petasense emerged from stealth today, officially announcing $1.8 million in seed funding and a hardware/software solution designed to help industrial customers understand when equipment needs maintenance by “listening” to its vibrations. As it turns out, machines vibrate at a certain frequency when they are operating smoothly, but as parts begin to wear down… Read More

  • Satellites are critical for IoT sector to reach its full potential Crunch Network

    Satellites are critical for IoT sector to reach its full potential

    From connected vehicles to connected homes, the Internet of Things promises a host of benefits for industry and consumers. But what communications technology is prepared to handle 20 billion connections? Given the ubiquity of space-based communications, satellite technology will play a critical role in supporting the development of the IoT sector and realizing its full potential. Read More

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