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Google to acquire Xively for $50m

Google is acquiring LogMeIn’s Xively IoT platform for US$50m. This acquisition should complement Google Cloud's effort to provide a fully managed IoT service that securely connects, manages and ingests data from globally dispersed devices.

Nokia and Tele2 sign five-year IoT deal

Nokia and Tele2 IoT have signed a five-year agreement to enable the delivery of IoT services to Tele2 enterprise customers based on Nokia's Wing worldwide IoT network grid.

Sigfox targets six million connected devices this year

IoT connectivity company Sigfox hopes to build on strong growth in 2017 in what describes as a “landmark year”. The Sigfox network now reaches more than 803 million people worldwide and continues to grow by 30 million each month.

MIT encrypts IoT chip while consuming less power

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have build an IoT chip that is hardwired to perform public-key encryption while consuming 1/400th as much power as software execution of the same protocols.

Kerlink to launch LoRa IoT reference design at Embedded World

French IoT firm Kerlink plans to release its latest low-power IoT reference design during next week’s Embedded World exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany.

Qualcomm to demonstrate IoT software development kit at MWC

Qualcomm Technologies will demonstrate at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona an LTE IoT software development kit for its MDM9206 LTE IoT global multimode modem.

Deutsche Telekom and Zeiss form smart glasses joint venture

Deutsche Telekom has formed a joint venture with German optical company Zeiss to develop smart glasses using technology first demonstrated at last year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

IoT start-up Losant raises $5.2m funding

Cincinnati-based IoT start-up Losant has raised $5.2m in Series A financing from new and existing investors. The company’s platform is designed to simplify making real-time connections.

Sierra Wireless to unveil LPWA cellular router at MWC

At next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sierra Wireless will unveil the AirLink LX60, claimed to be the industry's first cloud-managed low-power wide area (LPWA) cellular router for the IoT.


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