Internet of Things

  • Can Regulating Wearables Protect Data Privacy?

    April 16, 2019 The Intelligence of Things (IoT) has become a fixture of everyday life, with more than 14 billion connected devices expected to be in use by the end of 2019. However, ...
  • White House And FCC Prioritize 5G Spend On Rural Broadband

    April 12, 2019 US 5GThe White House and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have announced they will prioritize 5G to make sure America is at the forefront of pushing out the new technology. Also, ...
  • Verizon Connect Integrates Telematics Into Iveco Fleet Vehicles

    April 9, 2019 Verizon Connect, the fleet management unit of telecommunications firm Verizon, is integrating its telematics and mobile workforce management software into the commercial vehicles manufactured by U.K.-based Iveco. Reports in Automotive World ...
  • B2B Payments Sizzle As Checks Face A Looming Fizzle

    April 5, 2019 B2BMight the check be going the way of the dodo? The way of not-so-fond memory, while trees breathe a silent sigh of relief? As 2019 ended its first quarter, it may ...
  • Alexa Earbuds To Move Amazon Into Wearables

    April 4, 2019 Amazon Takes On Apple With Alexa EarbudsIn a move to take on Apple’s wireless earbud dominance, Amazon is planning to make its own version with Alexa capability, according to a report by Bloomberg. The company is preparing ...
  • Virtual Reality: 5G Retailers’ Secret Sauce?

    April 4, 2019 Virtual Reality: 5G Retailers’ Secret Sauce?Out of the haze of uncertainty emerged a new mobile network, and from the new mobile network came new retail applications and experiences, all taking advantage of the faster speed ...
  • Barclays: 5G Could Mean $20B A Year For Economy

    April 3, 2019 Barclays: 5G Could Be A Boon To UK EconomyThe rollout of 5G technology could be a boon to the U.K. economy if a new forecast by Barclays proves true. According to the U.K. bank, speedy internet boosted by 5G ...
  • US Now First In Global 5G Readiness

    April 2, 2019 US Now First In Global 5G ReadinessThe United States, with quick moves by government officials and telecommunications carriers, has moved to the front of the global 5G race, according to reports. The wireless industry association CTIA released ...
  • Domino’s Slices Into The Digital Drive

    March 26, 2019 Digital DriveQuick-service restaurants are embracing connected in-car commerce with digital technology to let commuters and other consumers place their orders on-the-go: Domino’s Pizza, in one case, is bringing in-car ordering to ...
  • How Regulatory Concerns Are Sparking Digital Innovation

    March 25, 2019 As the U.S. federal government tries to stem fraud and other losses in benefit programs, a new mobile app might just provide a way to do that. While that happens, ...
  • New IoT Security Bill Exposes Rising Data Protection, Safety Concerns

    March 25, 2019 Approximately 20 billion IoT-enabled devices will be connected by 2020. These items are fast, handle an increasingly large amount of personal and financial data and tend to be prone to ...
  • The Move To Regulate IoT

    March 22, 2019 The Internet of Things (IoT) has firmly taken hold, with new applications — focusing on the support of consumer, business and industrial use cases — now being developed and rolled ...
  • Verizon 5G Network Launch Foreshadows Mobile Commerce Changes

    March 15, 2019 Verizon 5G Launch Sparks Mobile Commerce ChangesScore one for the Midwest: Verizon said this week (March 13) it will launch its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. The announcement from the mobile network ...
  • 5G, Biometrics Lead The Way At Mobile World Congress

    March 1, 2019 5G, Biometrics Lead The Way At MWC ConferenceThe next glimpse of the future of mobile commerce – and all its offshoots – took place this past week in Barcelona, where the product demonstrations and speakers’ comments at the Mobile ...
  • As The IoT Grows, Can It Overcome Security Problems?

    February 28, 2019 As IoT Grows, Can It Overcome Security Problems?The Internet of Things (IoT) is about much more than the actual things, of course. All those “smart” appliances, speakers, TVs, vehicles, thermostats and other devices connect to networks and infrastructure ...
  • BlackBerry Acquires AI Cybersecurity Co Cylance

    February 25, 2019 BlackBerry Acquires AI-Cybersecurity Co. CylanceBlackBerry has acquired the artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company Cylance for $1.4 billion in cash, in a bid to assist with plans to make software for autonomous cars, according to ...
  • LG Announces 5G Dual-Screen Smartphone, Advanced Biometrics

    February 25, 2019 lg-5g-veins-biometricsLG Electronics revealed its new 5G smartphone, which boasts a dual screen that will allow users to watch a film on one screen while searching the internet on the other. In ...
  • How IoT Payments Make The Old (Transaction) New Again

    February 25, 2019 There’s room for payment technology providers to marry speed and safety as IoT transforms the way consumers receive and make payments. According to NMI CEO Vijay Sondhi, government efforts can ...
  • FCC: US Poised To Win 5G Race

    February 24, 2019 With 5G wireless coming, the U.S. is in a good position to dominate the market, said Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr. According to a report in CNBC, Carr said on “Squawk ...
  • Alias Creators On Security, GDPR And Data As The New Oil

    February 22, 2019 Smart Speaker“Alexa, how secure is my data?” Smart speakers and other IoT devices are growing in popularity and affordability for consumers, many of whom are now weighing their convenience and novelty against ...
  • Verizon Plans Rollout Of 5G In 30 U.S. Cities In 2019

    February 21, 2019 Verizon 5GVerizon will be bringing its 5G technology to 30 U.S. cities by the end of the year, according to reports. The wireless giant didn’t specify the cities or the method of ...
  • ‘Alexa — Is My Data Secure On Connected Devices?’

    February 21, 2019 By 2020, there will be an estimated 26 billion Intelligence of Things (IoT)-connected devices active around the world. As the IoT market grows, however, developers and consumers alike are growing ...
  • Qualcomm Debuts Second Chip In Run-Up To 5G

    February 20, 2019 Qualcomm, the largest maker of smartphone chips, is prepping for 5G with the launch of a new chip. The offering is designed to work with the company’s new Snapdragon X55 5G ...
  • Europe Considers Restricting Huawei, Could Hamper 5G Advancement

    February 18, 2019 5G NetworksThe U.K. and other European nations are considering whether to impose restrictions on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, but the issue is complicated because it could delay the region’s adoption of ...
  • Why Contextual Commerce Is Retail’s Future Now

    February 12, 2019 Contextual CommerceShopping is a social experience in more ways than one. Consumers are busy, attached to their smartphones and used to scrolling past thousands of product images per day. They’re using ...
  • Why Smart Pet Toy Startups Are Adopting Subscriptions

    February 7, 2019 PupPod On Building A Dog Toy Subscription ModelEntrepreneurs can sometimes find inspiration for their next projects from their pets. The founder of Internet of Things (IoT)-based pet subscription service PupPod was inspired to start his company after ...
  • Scoring A Touchdown For Consumer Choice

    January 30, 2019 Today in Data Super Bowl IoTCustomers want what they want, whether that be a voice assistant, a family vacation or to place a wager on the biggest football game of the year. The question is ...
  • How Autonomous Cars Will Upend The Grocery Industry

    January 29, 2019 From connected cars to smart ovens, the Intelligence of Things (IoT) ecosystem is projected to grow into every area of consumer life by the end of 2019. Overall spend on IoT ...
  • Streamlining The B2B Side Of Retail With Data

    January 22, 2019 There is a chain reaction set off when a consumer makes a seemingly simple purchase online. While the shopper will click “buy,” then receive data about order confirmation, payment acceptance ...
  • Digital License Plates Vie For Place In The Connected Car Ecosystem

    January 21, 2019 Digital License Plates and the Connected Car EcosystemThe move toward a connected car ecosystem includes the potential use of digital license plates on vehicles — an effort that has now spread to Michigan. There, authorities have approved ...
  • Deep Dive: Why Smart Cities Should Get Smart About Digital ID

    January 18, 2019 Smart CitiesBy some accounts, approximately 70 percent of the world’s population will reside in smart cities by 2050. The following Deep Dive explores how digital IDs will be key to unlocking ...
  • Blockchain Makes Inroads Into Banking

    January 16, 2019 Billtrust Collections Help Suppliers Get PaidBanks are giving the nod to blockchain to aid in speeding trade finance, especially in Asia, where the government and industry associations have launched efforts. Elsewhere, South Korea is eying tax ...
  • Visa: How Payments Fuel The Connected Car Experience

    January 14, 2019 It’s almost burnt rubber time. The ecosystem for connected cars and trucks — and the retail and payment tasks they do and will support — is rapidly taking shape. Just look ...
  • Chinese Smartphone Giant Xiaomi To Invest $1.5B In AI

    January 11, 2019 Chinese Tech Co. Xiaomi to Invest $1.5B in AIIn the midst of an economically uncertain time in China stemming from the trade war with the U.S., Xiaomi said it will invest at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) ...
  • What’s The Reward For Early 5G Deployment? Asia Will Soon Find Out

    January 9, 2019 Asia to Find Out Reward for Early 5G DeploymentSouth Korea is taking an early lead in deployment of 5G, with three of the country’s telecoms recently deploying the service. That could give the country an edge when it ...
  • Bitcoin Daily: French Tobacco Shops Have Bitcoin For Sale; China Mobile Creates Blockchain Water Purifier

    January 9, 2019 Bitcoin DailyCoinbase reportedly stopped all Ethereum Classic (ETC) transactions following a potential so-called “double spend” attack, The Hacker News reported. The cryptocurrency exchange found “repeated deep reorganizations” of the digital currency’s blockchain. ...
  • Comcast Launches AI-Powered Cybersecurity Service

    January 8, 2019 Comcast Launches AI Cybersecurity ServiceComcast is releasing an artificial intelligence-powered service that will monitor, block and tell customers about online threats to devices connected to home networks, the company announced on Tuesday (Jan. 8). The ...
  • Amazon Key Now Compatible With Ring

    January 7, 2019 Amazon Expands Key Delivery to Locks, GaragesAmazon announced this week during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that it would be expanding its Amazon Key program, which lets packages get delivered inside houses for ...
  • Kroger, Microsoft Take On Amazon Go

    January 7, 2019 Kroger, Microsoft Team on Shopping TechnologyKroger and Microsoft announced Monday (Jan. 7) that the two are partnering up to enable a connected store experience leveraging Microsoft’s Azure cloud and Kroger technology. In a press release, Kroger ...
  • European Union Wary Of Chinese Tech

    January 2, 2019 European Union Wary of Chinese Tech Cyber RiskThe European Union wants tougher examination of potential risks associated with Chinese tech companies, amid growing fears of cybercrimes linked to Beijing and the Chinese government. A diplomat who spoke to ...

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