As deployments of machine-to-machine communications technology begin to churn big data, M2M Adopters are finding new ways of turning that data into profit! The M2M Zone will present a conference on the show floor of CeBIT's special IoT area - free to CeBIT attendees - that will cover new business models proliferating with the use of connected machines - located right next door to the M2M Zone Pavilion and the IoT Showcase of the International M2M Council.
The two conference sessions addressed questions about enterprise applications in the exploding field of M2M, or the Internet of Things. Moderated by Beecham Research CEO Robin Duke-Woolley, the sessions covered topics such as Long Term Connectivity, Small Vs Large Deployments, and Customer Service.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China Telecom Corp Ltd will sell Microsoft Corp's Xbox One gaming console in China from September through an exclusive contract, the country's third-largest telecommunications company said on Friday.
The Xbox One will be the first gaming console to be released in mainland China since the government banned console sales in 2000, citing games' effects on mental health.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has joined Qualcomm Inc and other technology companies in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices like light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each other.
The Qualcomm-backed AllSeen Alliance is among a growing number of efforts for companies working alone or in groups to promote protocols for how smart devices should work together in a trend increasingly referred to as the Internet of Things.
LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone is buying an Italian car electronics maker for 145 million euros ($197 million), seeking to get ahead in the race to connect more products to the internet and offset slowing growth in its core mobile phone business.
Swiss M2M module maker u-blox has announced a $28 million takeover of Wi-Fi specialist connectBlue in a move aimed at bolstering its short-range Internet of Things (IoT) strategy.
u-blox said the acquisition would enhance its portfolio of positioning and cellular technologies, allowing it to better support connectivity over the “last hundreds of meters” between equipment and the internet.
M2M Spectrum Networks (M2M SN) says TrueNet Communications and Edge Communications will provide turnkey managed network services for its soon-to-be-launched US network.
The agreement will see TrueNet (Jacksonville, FL, USA) provide field services and Edge supply advanced network management services, said the operator.
M2M SN (Phoenix, AZ, USA) exploded on to the US M2M scene in April, when it unveiled plans to build and operate what it claims will be the first dedicated M2M network in the country.
European Union antitrust regulators are asking British retailers whether the 3.8-billion-pound ($6.40 billion) merger of mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail will push up the prices of mobile phones and tablets.
Carphone (London, UK), Europe's largest independent mobile phone retailer, and Europe's No. 2 electrical products group, hope the merger will help them capitalize on the growing popularity of smartphones connected to consumer electronics such as ovens and fridges.
The global market for M2M modules is set to double in value between now and 2018, to around $2.9 billion, according to new data from Infonetics Research.
“The services built upon mobile M2M modules, such as fleet management and connected car, are already a sizeable business and are growing much faster than traditional business lines,” said Godfrey Chua, the directing analyst for M2M and the Internet of Things at Infonetics.