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Boston Tech Watch: Nantucket, Lionbridge, Nano-C, Barac & Quick Base

Nantucket entrepreneurs welcome, and acquisitions abound. There are also new owners, new offices and new money in the bank for Boston-area technology companies this week. Read on for the details.—Sense, the Cambridge, MA-based home electricity management technology startup, has partnered with Swiss utility technology company Landis+Gyr to put Sense’s technology in Landis’ Internet-of-things platform, the companies said. In addition, Landis+Gyr joined Sense’s previously announced $18 million Ser...
Tags: Translation, Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, UK, New York, Entrepreneurship, Germany, Boston, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vc, Paris, Venture Capital, Cambridge


7 Essential Trends That Will Shape Product Design in 2019

The pace of change has accelerated. Gone are the days when fashion trends could be measured in decades. Or a telephone was a one-time, long-term purchase. Now, new technologies supplant older ones every single year; and, in some cases, even faster. Today’s successful products have an even greater need to differentiate than in prior years. Today’s consumers want the newest technologies. But, they also want products that are environmentally responsible as the debates over climate change rage. The...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Lego, Innovation, Nintendo, Cnet, Alexa, Product Design, Sustainable Design, Self-care, Mackenzie Brown, DIGA


After 33 Exits in 5 Years, WI Seeks “More and Bigger” Startup Deals

When Propeller Health’s founders initially tried to raise funding for their new healthcare technology venture, many of the investors they spoke with were hesitant to take the risk.It was the early part of this decade, and Propeller was navigating the FDA’s regulatory process for medical devices. The company believed it had a chance to become one of the first to earn market clearance from the agency for a software product, says Propeller co-founder and CEO David Van Sickle. Propeller’s idea for ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Education, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Walgreens, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a


Why Internet Security Is So Bad

I recently read two different essays that make the point that while Internet security is terrible, it really doesn't affect people enough to make it an issue. This is true, and is something I worry will change in a world of physically capable computers. Automation, autonomy, and physical agency will make computer security a matter of life and death, and not just a matter of data. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Internet Of Things, Bruce Schneier, Internet and society, Security Awareness


WI Watchlist: Northwestern Mutual, Epic, Exact Sciences, Propeller

It’s time to catch up on notable headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—Northwestern Mutual, the Milwaukee-based insurance and wealth management services giant, has hired Souheil Badran as chief innovation officer. Badran was previously president of the Americas region for Alipay, the online payments platform operated by Ant Financial, the Alibaba-owned fintech firm.Badran’s new role was previously held by Alexa von Tobel, the well-known fintech entrepreneur who left Northwestern Mutu...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, New York, Connected Devices, Americas, Trends, Tech, It, Walgreens, Software, Healthcare, Alibaba, Wisconsin


Scientists equip bees with tiny environmental sensors

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a wireless battery powered sensor that can be attached to a bee's back. The sensor logs temperature and humidity as the bee flies, and the battery is wirelessly recharged when the bee returns to the hive. [A]fter the bees have finished their day of foraging, they return to their hive where the backpack can upload any data it collected via a method called backscatter, through which a device can share information by reflecting radio w...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Video, News, University of Washington, Gollakota


Miku watches your baby (and your baby’s heartbeat) while you relax

Using technology that sounds like it comes straight out of Predator, Miku is a new baby monitor that watches and senses your baby’s vitals in real time. The system not only broadcasts a secure feed of your baby’s sleep time but it also analyzes the heart rate and breathing without wearables. The system uses military technology to sense the baby’s vitals and it will store video even if the Wi-Fi goes out. The Miku Baby Monitor uses patent-pending AI and machine learning technology called SensorFu...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Technology, Wi-fi, Tech, Department Of Defense, Ceo, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, White, Real-time, Wearable Devices, Miku, Baby Monitor


Verizon and T-Mobile call out AT&T over fake 5G labels

AT&T recently started a shady marketing tactic that labeled its 4G network as a 5G network. Now, rivals Verizon and T-Mobile are not having any of it. In an open letter, in which AT&T is not named directly, Verizon says in part “the potential to over-hype and under-deliver on the 5G promise is a temptation that the wireless industry must resist.” TechCrunch agrees. The advantages of 5G networks are profound. The next generation of wireless networks will bring more than just increased speeds and ...
Tags: Gadgets, Mobile, Verizon, Internet Of Things, Technology, Tech, T Mobile, AT T, Deutsche Telekom, 4G, Verizon Communications, 5g, Mobile Technology, 5G Network, Wireless Networks, Verizon Media


Gary’s Book Club Features 2018’s Best Tech Books on CTA Stage at CES 2019

Welcome to the New Year. 2018 was a pivotal year for GigaOm with significant growth in both our research and new media initiatives, and as we kick-start 2019 I’m excited to attend CES. There I will join nine notable authors who are invited to share their books as part of  Gary’s Book Club at the CES event. Each year CTA president/CEO Gary Shapiro promotes what he considers the best technology-related books published in the previous year. This year’s authors include Mark Mueller-Eberstein and Ph...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Books, West Virginia, Blog, Seo, Cta, Ces, Scott Brown, Chambers, Gigaom, Forbes, Gary, Frances, Fink, Consumer Technology Association, Gary Shapiro


AT&T is lying to customers with 5G marketing

After a recent update some AT&T phones now have a 5G E icon. This icon replaces the one indicated the phone is running on a 4G network. But here’s the thing: The phone is still on a 4G network. AT&T has played these games before, too. This nonsense is a marketing ploy by AT&T. The so-called 5G E (5G Evolution) network is just a beefed-up 4G network and not true 5G, which is still far from being ready for general consumption. AT&T used the same deceptive tactics before launching its LTE network. ...
Tags: Gadgets, Mobile, Verizon, Internet Of Things, Technology, Tech, AT&T, Wireless, 4G, Lte, 5g, Mobile Technology, Verizon Media, CES 2019


D-Link thinks 5G will cut your cords forever

Network gear maker D-Link just announced a 5G router that sends high-speed Wi-Fi through your house without cables. The router, called the DWR-2010, should allow users to get massive speeds over 5G networks without running cable. Don’t expect to pick this up at the local Best Buy, however, as the 5G router will probably ship from wireless service providers. The DWR-2010 also offers customization options for service providers, making it suitable for deployment on a range of network configurations...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Technology, Wi-fi, Tech, Router, Computing, Wireless, DSP, 5g, Best-buy, Don, DWR, D Link, CES 2019


A look back at the Israeli cyber security industry in 2018

Yoav Leitersdorf Contributor Yoav Leitersdorf is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments The drone race is off and running, with Israel in the lead Ofer Schreiber Contributor Ofer Schreiber is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market Trends in...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Internet Of Things, Technology, Israel, Entrepreneur, Tech, Cisco, Cybercrime, Computing, Marriott, National Security, Andreessen Horowitz, Iot, British Airways, Cyberwarfare


A look back at the Israeli cyber security industry in

Yoav Leitersdorf Contributor Yoav Leitersdorf is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor A look back at the Israeli cyber security industry in Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments Ofer Schreiber Contributor Ofer Schreiber is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market Trends in Isra...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Internet Of Things, Technology, Israel, Entrepreneur, Tech, Cisco, Cybercrime, Computing, Marriott, National Security, Andreessen Horowitz, Iot, British Airways, Cyberwarfare


Building a Smarter Workplace

I had the opportunity recently to interview Dave Hopping, President of Siemens Building Technologies for the Americas about technology advancements in the areas of construction and building management and their impact for both employers and employees. By its very name, Dave’s group focuses on technologies that go into buildings to make them safe, secure, efficient, ...
Tags: Cloud, Internet Of Things, Big Data, Americas, Dave, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Siemens, Comfy, Building Materials, Smart Buildings, Enlighted, Space Efficiency, Siemens Building Technologies


SoftBank Vision Fund Pours $500M Into Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Last month, Xconomy asked tech CEOs what $100 million in venture capital can buy. How about $500 million?Cambridge Mobile Telematics said Wednesday morning it has pulled in half a billion dollars in an investment from—you guessed it—the SoftBank Vision Fund. That’s Japan-based SoftBank Group’s reportedly $100 billion fund that has made waves in the venture capital world by cutting massive checks to companies across a variety of sectors.Now, the fund has thrown its weight behind Cambridge Mobile...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Japan, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Insurance, Tech, Mit, Vc, Software, Driving, Mobility, Iot, Fintech


Arizona realtor surprised to find Canadian "white hat" hacker talking to him through his smart doorbell

Arizona realtor Andy Gregg's Nest doorbell/camera started talking to him: the voice on the other end identified itself as a Canadian "white hat" security researcher who'd broken into his camera by using a password that Gregg had used on multiple services, including some that had been breached. The hacker warned him that he was vulnerable and told him to tighten up his security before a bad guy got into his doorbell.
Tags: Videos, Internet Of Things, Video, News, Youtube, Arizona, Iot, Nest, Gregg, Internet Of Shit, Andy Gregg, Passwords Suck, Security Infosec


4 Investment Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

By Lucas Parker Looking back on certain trends, all of us wished at some point to have invested in them early on. Whether it is Microsoft or Apple, going way back, or Cryptocurrency in recent years, these investments left early-adopters rich. Over the years Amazon, Google, Netflix, and SpaceX have all achieved incredible growth and it resulted in plenty of exceptionally happy investors. Now, back in the days, no one could have predicted that these, garage-office companies would reach soaring hei...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, Business, Spacex, Money, Microsoft, Russia, Sydney, Alexa, Right Now, Amazon Echo Apple, Amazon Google Netflix, Lucas Parker, Diamond Portfolio, Bjoern Wylezich Shutterstock


DataCloud Raises $4M to Guide Miners’ Drilling, Blasting Decisions

DataCloud, a developer of sensors and software to help guide mine operators’ decision-making around drilling and blasting, has raised $4 million in new financing to support the Seattle-based startup’s continued growth.The company’s system combines cloud-based software with connected sensors that are attached to drills and collect data as blast holes are drilled into a surface.DataCloud’s software analyzes information gathered by the sensors, which can measure and detect things like density, fau...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, Microsoft, Trends, Vc, Mining, Drilling, Aws, Iot, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Industrial Internet Of Things, Mines, Minerals


Four Types Of Edge Matter To Your IoT Deployments

The edge, and edge computing, figure prominently in a lot of internet of things (IoT) discussions right now. But where — and what — the edge is very quickly gets complicated. Telecoms operators understand the edge of their network. Sellers of servers and gateways know what they’d like their customers to fill the edge with. Beneficiaries of […]
Tags: Ecommerce, Internet Of Things, Iot, Edge, Internet of Things (IoT, Edge Computing, Actuating Edge, Autonomous Edge, Moving Edge, Sensing Edge, Stateful Edge


Bees wearing wireless sensors create a "living Internet of Things platform"

While researchers continue attempts to build practical insect-size flying robots, engineers at the University of Washington have prototyped a backpack for real bees that outfits the insects with sensing, computing, and wireless networking capabilities. From UW News: “We decided to use bumblebees because they’re large enough to carry a tiny battery that can power our system, and they return to a hive every night where we could wirelessly recharge the batteries,” said co-author Vikram Iyer, ...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Post, Technology, News, Bees, Cybernetics, Insects, Cyborgs, University of Washington, Vikram Iyer, Gollakota, UW Department of Electrical Computer Engineering


Hospital Robots, Vista Bets on Diversity, Cocktails, & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Two Texas startups have been named to the inaugural 2019 cohort of the LaunchPad Lift program, which is organized by Blackstone LaunchPad and Techstars. One of them, Lazarus, is a Texas A&M University spinout developing ammunition that minimizes blood loss to preserve life after penetration. The other, Shower Stream, is making a smart bulb shower head adapter that installs like a light bulb, saves water, and displays those savings via the...
Tags: Startups, Internet Of Things, Accelerator, Texas, Funding, Trends, Investment, People, Vc, Austin, University, Innovation, Venture Capital, Dallas, Private Equity, Iot


Bumblebees bearing high-tech backpacks act as a living data collection platform

There’s lots of research going into tiny drones, but one of the many hard parts is keeping them in the air for any real amount of time. Why not hitch a ride on something that already flies all day? That’s the idea behind this project that equips bumblebees with sensor-filled backpacks that charge wirelessly and collect data on the fields they visit. A hive full of these cyber-bees could help monitor the health of a field by checking temperature and humidity, as well as watching for signs of rot ...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Science, Hardware, Tech, Bees, Iot, Biotech, University of Washington, Sawyer Fuller, Shyam Gollakotta, Gollakotta


Bumble bees bearing high-tech backpacks act as a living data collection platform

There’s lots of research going into tiny drones, but one of the many hard parts is keeping them in the air for any real amount of time. Why not hitch a ride on something that already flies all day? That’s the idea behind this project that equips bumble bees with sensor-filled backpacks that charge wirelessly and collect data on the fields they visit. A hive full of these cyber-bees could help monitor the health of a field by checking temperature and humidity, as well as watching for signs of rot...
Tags: Travel, TC, Gadgets, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Science, Hardware, Bees, Iot, Biotech, University of Washington, Sawyer Fuller, Shyam Gollakotta, Gollakotta


AI Will Create Many More Jobs Than It Kills

As I was listening to Dr. Norbert Gaus, an EVP at Siemens and Head of R&D in Digitalization and Automation at Siemens ConneCTs 2018, I was struck by something that he said: “Artificial Intelligence (AI) will create many more jobs than it kills. We have to protect jobs with AI, not against AI. People act ...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Innovation, Machine Learning, Ai, Iot, Siemens, Industrial Internet Of Things, Operational Technology, Norbert Gaus


GrainChain, Chargify, Q2, Hypergiant, NASA Tech & More TX Tech

Let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—GrainChain, a blockchain agtech company based in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, has raised $2.5 million in funding from Medici Ventures, a blockchain accelerator owned by Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK). Medici has a 10 percent ownership in the startup and has an option to increase that stake by another 10 percent at a later date, according to a press release. Five-year-old GrainChain, which is based in McAllen, TX, digitizes a typical...
Tags: Startups, Internet Of Things, Texas, Ipo, Funding, Trends, Atlanta, Investment, Nasa, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Sensors, Austin, SaaS


Salesforce wants to deliver more automated field service using IoT data

Salesforce has been talking about the Internet of Things for some time as a way to empower field service workers. Today, the company announced Field Service Lightning, a new component designed to deliver automated IoT data to service technicians in the field on their mobile devices. Once you connect sensors in the field to Service Cloud, you can make this information available in an automated fashion to human customer service agents and pull in other data about the customer from Salesforce’s ...
Tags: Cloud, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Ge, Tech, Customer Service, CSR, Gm, Salesforce, SVP, Field Service, ServiceMax, Salesforce ServiceNow, Salesforce Service Cloud, Field Service Lightning, Salesforce Field Service Lightning Paolo Bergamo


For Qualcomm, Xi’s Comments on NXP Deal Are Too Little, Too Late

Wireless giant Qualcomm spent a bruising two years pursuing NXP Semiconductors NV, the Dutch firm that could have accelerated its entrée into new areas like automotive chips.Qualcomm, caught up in rising U.S.-China trade tensions, ended the bid in July after Chinese regulators allowed Qualcomm’s self-imposed deal deadline to pass. But at a dinner Saturday in Buenos Aires, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he would be “open” to approving the NXP deal were Qualcomm to pursue the company once more...
Tags: Deals, Internet Of Things, Technology, White House, China, Trends, Xi Jinping, Innovation, San Diego, M&a, Manufacturing, Chips, Donald Trump, Qualcomm, Buenos Aires, Trump


ResMed Boosts Connected Health Play With $225M Propeller Health Deal

ResMed has inked a $225 million deal to acquire Propeller Health, in the latest endorsement of Internet-connected devices for healthcare.The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of March 2019, continues San Diego-based ResMed’s (NYSE: RMD) “connected healthcare” push that began about five years ago, as Xconomy chronicled last year. The medical device company, with a $16 billion market capitalization, is best known for making continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines that...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Walgreens, Vc, Software, Asthma, Healthcare, San Diego, M&a


Someone Hacked 50,000 Printers to Promote PewDiePie YouTube Channel

This may sound crazy, but it’s true! The war for "most-subscribed Youtube channel" crown between T-Series and PewDiePie just took an interesting turn after a hacker yesterday hijacked more than 50,000 internet-connected printers worldwide to print out flyers asking everyone to subscribe to PewDiePie YouTube channel. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is a famous YouTuber from [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Internet Of Things, Tech, Cyber Security, Network Hacking, Pewdiepie, Shodan Search Engine, YouTube Channel, Mohit Kumar, Felix Kjellberg, PewDiePie YouTube, Printer Hacking, hacking Youtube account, Hack Printer, PewDiePie YouTube Channel


Someone Hacked 150,000 Printers to Promote PewDiePie YouTube Channel

This may sound crazy, but it’s true! The war for "most-subscribed Youtube channel" crown between T-Series and PewDiePie just took an interesting turn after a hacker yesterday hijacked more than 150,000 internet-connected printers worldwide to print out flyers asking everyone to subscribe to PewDiePie YouTube channel. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is a famous YouTuber from [Author: [email protected] (Mohit Kumar)]
Tags: Internet Of Things, Tech, Cyber Security, Network Hacking, Pewdiepie, Shodan Search Engine, YouTube Channel, Mohit Kumar, Felix Kjellberg, PewDiePie YouTube, Printer Hacking, hacking Youtube account, Hack Printer, PewDiePie YouTube Channel