PTC, provider of ThingWorx , one of the most widely deployed software platforms for networking remote devices in industrial applications known as the Internet of Things, has joined the trade association the IoT M2M Council, whose mission is to educate those deploying connected devices in the field. PTC will use its membership in the IMC – now with over 18,000 members the largest and fastest-growing trade group in the IoT sector – to show enterprises the benefits of integrated systems that can collect and synthesize data from sensors in the field.
Boku, the world’s largest direct carrier billing mobile payments company, is pleased to announce an expansion to bring direct carrier billing to Windows Store customers in two premier European markets: the UK and Italy. As part of Microsoft’s integration with Boku, Windows 10 customers in the UK on O2 and in Italy on Wind will be able to use their mobile account as a payment option when making purchases in the Windows Store. Customers in these markets can make purchases across the full range of Windows 10 devices, including mobile phones, tablets, PCs, or laptops.
Thursday, 14 July, 2016 11:00 AM EST | (New York, GMT- 04:00)
As the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem continues to evolve, Telia Carrier and Ericsson have signed an agreement that highlights the critical role international carriers have to play. Telia Carrier will provide backhaul and interconnect solutions to Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform via a dedicated IoT backbone.
Vancouver, B.C. and Sunnyvale, CA
Sierra Wireless and Movimento today announced a partnership to provide automotive OEMs with an integrated solution to streamline vehicle software installation and updates. Sierra Wireless’s device-to-cloud solution and Movimento’s Over the Air (OTA) technology together provide the industry’s first commercially available cloud-based platform to maintain connected cars.
Ingenu, the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and Compal Electronics, one of the world’s largest original design manufacturers of IT products, today announced a strategic partnership that will bring the next generation of Ingenu’s patented RPMAÒ (Random Phase Multiple Access) hardware to the market to meet growing demand for IoT connectivity worldwide.
A new report published by Beecham Research helps enterprise companies to match their Internet of Things (IoT) applications to the most appropriate public connectivity services to enable them. The report, ‘An Introduction to LPWA Public Service Categories: Matching Services to IoT Applications’, also proposes a new name for this new class of providers.
New York, NY
A COLLOQUY nationwide survey of 1,060 American consumers shows that 63% say wearable devices are too expensive. Just over one out of every two Americans, 52%, say they don’t know enough about wearables and don’t understand them.
On the other hand, 35% of consumers said wearable technology is nerdy, but “cool nerdy.” In a stat that retailers undoubtedly will embrace, one in four Americans, 27%, said they “used to hate shopping but with my wearable I love it.” And just 8% said wearable devices are uncomfortable.
Tokyo (Reuters) -Sony Corp , widely regarded as a key supplier of image sensors for Apple Inc's iPhones, said on Friday it was bracing for a slowdown in the premium smartphone market after sales of its sensors fell in the third quarter.