Posts tagged “Internet of Things”

December 8, 2015

Premium Lock IBM buys cloud video tech firm Clearleap as acquisition spree continues

IBM Cloud     IBM is buying Georgia-based Clearleap, a provider of cloud-based video services targeting ways to monetize it, in the latest of several recent acquisitions.

December 8, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers: All firms need 'digital plan' for Internet of Things

John Chambers  The Internet of Things is not hype - just fact, to paraphrase John Wayne. So says Cisco Chairman John Chambers, who insists that IoT is a business reality and necessity as "all major" companies and governments are saying "they have to develop a digital plan."

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Under new CEO, Cisco accelerates its business model modernization

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Cisco's latest quarterly financial results demonstrate its increasingly successful adaptation to next-generation IT architectures under new CEO Chuck Robbins, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock IBM Watson's new challenge: Helping online merchants sell, sell, sell

IBM is training its Watson supercomputer to fight cancer, to learn foreign languages, and so much more. Now comes a new tool suite: IBM Commerce Insights which is designed to help online merchants learn more about customers - and drive sales. Just in time for Christmas.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Consumer group to feds: Do not put the interests of the robot car developers ahead of the public's safety

In a letter to the Secretary of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the Consumer Watchdog organization says regulators should not be in a rush to approve automated vehicles such as those being developed by Google.

Up close to a Google car  Up close to a Google car

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Cyber Monday sales break record as mobile orders surge

Cyber Monday   Market researchers comScore and Adobe both predicted record sales of some $3 billion on "Cyber Monday," and a New York-based firm that tracks ecommerce says online buying did smash the old mark. Adobe says sales hit $2.98 billion. Interestingly, social media was NOT a major factor. But mobile ordering was.

December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Study: Digital health devices now in 1/3 of homes with broadband

A new report from Dallas-based Parks Associates finds that one third of U.S. households that utilize broadband services already are cashing in on digital health and wellness devices such as FitBit and smart watches. Plus, buyers are actively using the gadgets, not forgetting, breaking or losing them. So what do you want for Christmas?

Connected health devices surge Connected health devices surge

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Exclusive: Startup focusing on 'Gamification' spins off from Vaco

BLDG-25, which has been an operating unit within staffing services firm Vaco, is now a stand-alone company, having been spun off as of Tuesday. Helping lead the effort is Triangle veteran entrepreneur and angel investor Jeff LeRose. WTW Insiders get the exclusive story.

BLDG-25 touts "Gamification" BLDG-25 touts "Gamification"

November 30, 2015

Premium Lock Intel's moves give a major boost to Internet of Things

Intel Analysis: Intel continues to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, with the aim of powering the broadest possible range of customers' IoT solutions, writes John Spooner, director of Internet of Things and Devices Practice at Technology Business Research.

November 30, 2015

Premium Lock What the legendary Clayton Christensen gets wrong about Uber, Tesla and disruptive innovation

Vivek Wadhwa Analysis: Disruption is no longer a narrow field that can be handled by a new division or department of a company. It is happening wherever technology can be applied. Companies need all hands on board -- with all divisions working together to find ways to reinvent themselves and defend themselves from the onslaught of new competition. This is a company-wide effort which requires bold new thinking, writes technology author and tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.

November 30, 2015

Premium Lock How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security -- and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal. That was one surprising finding when researchers put Stanford University students in a simulated self-driving car to study how they reacted when their robo-chauffer needed help.

Automated control fails - what do you do? Automated control fails - what do you do?

Updated November 27, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk testing drone air traffic control system

The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reports that Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk is developing a new air traffic control system for drones.

A PrecisionHawk drone. A PrecisionHawk drone.

November 27, 2015

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: New campaign targets EMC as revenue falter

Analysis: Competition between two tech giants with a major presence in RTP is heating up as NetApp launches a new campaign targeting EMC, reports analyst Stephen Belanger. IBM, HP and Dell also are mounting more pressure on NetApp, he says.

Inside NetApp's new RTP lab Inside NetApp's new RTP lab

November 5, 2015

Premium Lock Raleigh's Sensus reaches agreement to acquire Sentec for R&D Expansion

Sensus  Announced today, the acquisition will expand Sensus' global engineering resources in emerging and transformational technologies, including those supporting the Internet of Things.

November 3, 2015

Premium Lock New research on Internet of Things shows correlation between age, income, and home size in adoption

Smart Home Device Ownership - Parks Associates - November 3 2015 Among U.S. households with broadband internet access, adoption rate for smart home devices is on the rise. Yet age, income, and square footage may be correlated to user adoption. How? Read more.

October 15, 2015

Premium Lock Where do consumers go for smart home products and what are they buying?

Lowe's Smart homes are expected to be a large part of the Internet of Things - but where do consumers buy smart home products? What's the number one smart home product? A Lowe's survey has the answers.

Updated October 12, 2015

Premium Lock K4Connect lands $1.9M seed round for smart home tech

Scott Moody speaks out K4Connect, a Raleigh-based company that transforms community apartments and residences into smart homes, has raised $1.9 million in seed funding to launch its first product, K4 community.

Updated October 6, 2015

Premium Lock Missed the Internet of Things event? Watch it on demand

WRAL TechWire's Executive Exchange: The Internet of Things If you missed the Executive Exchange on Sept. 29, catch up with keynotes from SAS's Jim Davis, AT&T's Venessa Harrison and the panel discussion about local companies and researchers bringing the connected world home.

Updated October 6, 2015

Premium Lock Jobs' widow objects to Sorkin-penned bio-pic

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin penned bio-pic Steve Jobs' widow tried to halt the new film about her husband written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and based on the Walter Isaacson 2011 biography, which she also disliked.

October 5, 2015

Premium Lock Smartwatches will wrest attention from PCs and mobile devices

Technology Business Research, Inc.'s 2Q15 Devices and Platforms Benchmark illustrates how wearables will disrupt the device landscape as consumer mindshare and revenue shift from PCs and smartphones.

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