Posts tagged “Internet of Things”

March 3, 2016

Premium Lock Durham rehab startup BioMetrix raising funds for launch

BioMetrix, a startup founded by a pair of Duke University athletes who met while rehabilitating injuries, is moving toward formal launch and sale of its wearable monitors designed for use in rehab. They are nearing the end of an Indiegogo fund-raising campaign, offering some interesting incentives that the athlete-in-you might find interesting.

March 3, 2016

Premium Lock Crowdfunding honeymoons; Amazon amplifies Alexa; Apple vs. FBI positions; Pentagon wants hackers

Bulldog Bulletin In the latest Bulldog technology wrapup: Sites help couples crowdfund honeymoons; Amazon is ramping up its voice-controlled devices; Apple and FBI stake out their positions on iPhone privacy; and the Pentagon wants "good" hackers.

March 1, 2016

Premium Lock Yet another IoT standards group forms - minus IBM, Google, other big names

Cisco, Microsoft, Intel and others recently formed the Open Connectivity Foundation with the aim of defining interoperability standards for Internet of Things devices. But is OCF the answer? Any numerous big names such as IBM, Google and Dell are missing. Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil offers his assessment.

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March 1, 2016

Premium Lock Red Hat aims to make IoT easier reality in M2M world

Using IoT - short for Internet of Things - is easy as hype. Reality is a different matter. On Tuesday, Red Hat said it is launching a partnership with machine-to-machine tech provider Eurotech to help enterprises bridge the gap between hype and reality for operational technology.

March 1, 2016

Premium Lock Cisco's $260M cloud play: Buying CliQr Technologies

In the world of hybrid clouds and who-knows-what-next clouds, Cisco is seeking to orchestrate its strategy by acquiring privately held CliQr Technologies.

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March 1, 2016

Premium Lock IBM's double play: Buying security IT firm, gaining its CTO

Cybersecurity   Big Blue continues its recent acquisition spree with the purchase of Resilient, an IT security firm that it already partnered with. IBM also adds the technical expertise of Resilent's CTO.

Updated February 29, 2016

Premium Lock SAS joins Smart Cities council; Valeant CEO is back; Google car crash; HoloLens costs $3K

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: SAS joins Smart Cities Council; Valeant's CEO returns to work; a Google car involved in an accident; and Microsoft to sell HoloLens for $3,000.

Updated February 23, 2016

Premium Lock NC Open Pass: Attendance to civic tech events at a discount

CityCamp NC Organizers of CityCampNC and NC Datapalooza are offering a discount ticket package to people wishing to attend four upcoming events: Triangle Open Data Day, National Day of Civic Hacking, CityCamp NC and NC Datapalooza.

Updated February 22, 2016

Premium Lock Report: 30% broadband households just say no to Wi-Fi

Nearly a third of broadband households don't trust or don't want or don't need Wi-Fi services to augment what they already have, a new survey released Monday at the World Mobile Congress shows.

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February 22, 2016

Premium Lock CH joins Smart City effort; Cree rallies on upgrade; Chimerix stock plunges; Uber driver in shooting; Facebook Messenger update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: Chapel Hill joins AT&T Smart City initiative; analyst's upgrade sends Cree shares up; Chimerix shares plunge on bad clinical trial news; Uber says one of its drivers was involved in the Michigan shootings; and Facebook updates Messenger.

Updated February 19, 2016

Premium Lock Microsoft: New coalition that includes Cisco, Intel will help drive Internet of Things

Internet  Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Qualcomm, Samsung, GE Digital and others have formed the Open Connectivity Foundation. A top Microsoft executive says the group will help set industry standards for the Internet of Things.

Updated February 19, 2016

Premium Lock Thought leaders aim to develop Internet of Things Roadmap for NC

The rapidly emerging 'Internet of Things potentially is "a game changer" for North Carolina and offers an "incredible opportunity," say two executives who participated in an NSF-sponsored conference last week designed to help develop an "IoT Roadmap."

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Updated February 18, 2016

Premium Lock Scot Wingo-backed startup ZVerse lands 3D deal with Konica Minolta

ZVerse, a startup focusing on the conversion of 2D (i.e. flat) content to 3D, is hailing a reseller agreement with imaging giant Konica Minolta that will make its technology available across North America in coming months.

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Updated February 17, 2016

Premium Lock Transforming IBM: 'Acquisitive' Big Blue moves more aggressively into cognitive realm

Someday, IBM will rename itself "Watson." Well, not really. But as Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty steps up her transformation of Big Blue, cognitive computing built around supercomputer Watson is becoming even more crucial. At a conference Tuesday, Rometty predicted a world "rewritten in software."

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Updated February 17, 2016

Premium Lock Cree's SmartCast tech is part of Cisco's new IoT 'Digital Ceiling'

A new suite of smart building services from Cisco includes SmartCast, a system designed to deliver LED lighting in more cost-effective ways and in multiple shades, from Cree. Cree says SmartCast brings the Internet of Things to building lighting systems with "Power over Ethernet."

Updated February 17, 2016

Premium Lock What is Cisco's 'Digital Ceiling'? Here's a primer

On Wednesday, Cree disclosed it is a partner with Cisco's new "Digital Ceiling" suite of smart building applications. Cisco says it's taking the Internet of Things to the management of "indoor spaces." Here's insight from Cisco about what the Digital Ceiling is.

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Updated February 16, 2016

Premium Lock You can pre-order 'Oculus Ready' PCs + A graphical view of the technology

Want to enjoy virtual reality on your PC? You may need more power. Today, Oculus Rift and PC partners began offering "Oculus Ready machines through advance orders at Best Buy, Amazon and the Microsoft Store.

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Updated February 15, 2016

Premium Lock Survey: 63% of 'cloud' users to increase spending in '16

A new survey of 300 IT professionals finds that spending on "cloud" computing and services is likely to surge as much as 50 percent this year. But what are the key services driving demand? And what's the biggest ROI? Our Insider subscribers get the details.

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Updated February 15, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: The factors behind record growth in services revenue

Cisco's campus on Kit Creek Road in RTP  Analysis: Investments in a variety of offerings are driving record revenues for Cisco Services which now accounts for nearly 25 percent of the tech giant's revenue. What's going on? Technology Business Research analyst Elista Bakalova offers our Insider subscribers a detailed look.

Updated February 11, 2016

Premium Lock RTP virtual reality group, American Underground team up for demos

RTPVR A group of startups focusing on virtual reality known as RTP Virtual Reality is teaming up with the American Underground for a series of demos to demonstrate what has been touted as the next wave in interactive entertainment. Several Triangle firms already are making plays in the VR space.

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