IoT

Move over, precision agriculture — precision apiculture is what’s on the minds of all future-focused farmers. BeeHero has been growing fast since its debut and seed round last year, and…

BeeHero’s precision pollination platform wings its way to $19M in new funding

CEO Yadhu Gopalan said Insight proactively approached the company, and Esper “jumped at the opportunity to partner with them to accelerate our trajectory and predict market growth quicker.”

DevOps market demand drives quick Series C turnaround for Esper

Turns out COVID-19 lockdowns have been good for the indoor hobby of hardware hacking: The U.K.-based foundation behind the low-price microprocessor Raspberry Pi announced close of a $45 million funding…

Raspberry Pi gets $45M to meet demand for low-cost PCs and IoT

Wiliot — the IoT startup that has developed a new kind of processor that is ultra thin and light and runs on ambient power but possesses all the power of…

Wiliot raises $200M as it preps a SaaS pivot, licensing its ultralight, ambient-power chip technology to third parties

As enterprises and carriers gear up for operating and scaling IoT services and monitoring the activity of their devices, machines and more globally, a startup that is building technology to…

FloLive, an IoT startup building cloud-based private 5G networks, raises $15.5M led by Intel

JFrog, the company best known for a platform that helps developers continuously manage software delivery and updates, is making a deal to help it expand its presence and expertise in…

DevOps platform JFrog acquires AI-based IoT and connected device security specialist Vdoo for $300M

The European Union has been digging into the competition implications of AI-powered voice assistants and other Internet of Things (IoT) connected technologies for almost a year. Today it’s put out…

Voice AIs are raising competition concerns, EU finds

There may be billions of IoT devices in use today, but the tooling around building (and updating) the software for them still leaves a lot to be desired. Esper, which…

Esper raises $30M Series B for its IoT DevOps platform

While Madrid and Barcelona tend to attract the buzz when it comes to tech startups in Spain, Valencia is slowly and surely making a name for itself as a growing…

8 investors and founders highlight Valencia’s potential as a fintech and cybersecurity hub

Smartphones will be included in the scope of a planned “security by design” U.K. law aimed at beefing up the security of consumer devices, the government said today. It made…

UK’s IoT ‘security by design’ law will cover smartphones too

European satellite and communications startup Hiber BV has secured €26 million in EU and private investment to expand its IoT satellite network. The funding comes from the European Innovation Council…

IoT satellite network startup Hiber secures €26M in funding round led by EU’s innovation agency

3Drens’ IoT mobility management platform not only lets fleet operators track where their vehicles are, but also produces data that helps them make business decisions. The company began operating in…

3Drens helps fleet operators use their vehicles more efficiently

It’s estimated that there were some 50 billion connected devices globally in 2020, and while that really says a lot about how far we’ve come in tech, for many it…

Vdoo raises $25M more to develop its AI-based security for IoT and connected devices

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Qualcomm Ventures, Qualcomm’s investment arm, today announced four new strategic investments in 5G-related startups. These companies are private mobile network specialist Celona, mobile network automation platform Cellwize, the edge computing…

Qualcomm Ventures invests in four 5G startups

After announcing its latest data center region in Austria earlier this month and an expansion of its footprint in Brazil, Microsoft today unveiled its plans to open a new region in…

Microsoft announces its first Azure data center region in Taiwan

Last year, Amazon announced its Sidewalk network, a new low-bandwidth, long-distance wireless protocol it developed to help connect smart devices inside and — maybe even more importantly — outside of…

Amazon details its low-bandwidth Sidewalk neighborhood network, coming to Echo and Tile devices soon

Perigee founder Mollie Breen used to work for NSA where she built a security solution to help protect the agency’s critical infrastructure. She spent the last two years at Harvard…

Perigee infrastructure security solution from former NSA employee moves into public beta

As we go deeper into the pandemic, many buildings sit empty or have limited capacity. During times like these, having visibility into the state of the building can give building…

Verkada adds environmental sensors to cloud-based building operations toolkit

Leveraging data, hardware and biological solutions can help brick-and-mortar stores remain relevant and continue churning out cash.

IoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

As the Internet of Things proliferates, security cameras are getting smarter. Today, these devices have machine learning capability that helps the camera automatically identify what it’s looking at — for…

Cisco acquires Modcam to make Meraki smart camera portfolio even smarter

The potential for the Internet of Things to lead to distortion in market competition is troubling European Union lawmakers who have today kicked off a sectoral inquiry. They’re aiming to…

EU antitrust lawmakers kick off IoT deep dive to follow the data flows

While you may mostly think about Twilio in the context of its voice and text messaging platform, the company has recently made a number of moves to bolster its IoT…

Twilio acquires Electric Imp to bolster its growing IoT business

Arm today announced plans to spin off its two IoT businesses, a move that would effectively transfer the divisions under the broader umbrella of the SoftBank Group core, which purchased…

Arm plans to spin off IoT businesses under SoftBank banner as it focuses on core chip design business

Qualcomm this morning just announced the latest version of its robotics development platform. The chipmaking giant is skipping a number, following up last year’s RB3 platform with the Robotics RB5…

Qualcomm’s new robotics development platform is 5G-enabled

IoT devices that enable physical distancing will become an integral part of reopening businesses, facilitating sales connections and embracing a different way of living.

IoT solutions are enabling physical distancing

Cybersecurity is by far the most important area in any industry. Without it, we would be in hacker open season. But cybersecurity is difficult to get right. One wrong move…

12 top cybersecurity VCs discuss investing, valuations and no-go zones

Having a holistic picture of your health might not mean just wearing a device like an Apple Watch that can monitor your biometrics — researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and…

MIT develops a way to use wireless signals from in-home appliances to better understand your health

Thermal imaging wearables used in China to detect COVID-19 symptoms could soon be deployed in the U.S. Hangzhou based AI startup Rokid is in talks with several companies to sell…

Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in US

The internet of things (IoT) market is expanding at a rate where distinguishing it as a separate category is beginning to seem a bit absurd. Increasingly, new products — and…

MicroEJ is taking over IoT on Earth and beyond