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M2M Industry News Archives: May 2014

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Apple planning assault on smart home market: report
Device maker Apple could be preparing for an assault on the Internet of Things market, with press reports suggesting the company will next week announce plans for a new software platform that would turn iPhone handsets into remote controls for a range of household appliances.
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Telit strikes connectivity, managed services deal with USRobotics
M2M hardware specialist Telit is to provide connectivity and value-added services for a new 3G cellular modem developed by UNICOM subsidiary USRobotics.
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BT to build dedicated IoT network in UK city
UK telecoms incumbent BT has unveiled plans to build a dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network in the city of Milton Keynes that will showcase a number of public- and private-sector smart applications.
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Software AG launches IoT analytics product
German software giant Software AG has launched an Internet of Things (IoT) toolkit aimed at providing insight into the data generated by connected devices.
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Telenor Connexion, Haltian target Nordic M2M opportunity
Scandinavian M2M player Telenor Connexion has flagged a partnership with Finland’s Haltian that will cater to the growing demand for connected business solutions in the Finnish, Baltic and Russian markets.
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Connected car revenues to reach $20 billion by 2018: Juniper
Revenues from connected car services are expected to reach nearly $20 billion by 2018, according to a new study from Juniper Research, with areas like car servicing, telematics-enabled big data and enhanced customer service all contributing to the overall figure.
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u-blox bolsters short-range IoT strategy with connectBlue buy
Swiss M2M module maker u-blox has announced a $28 million takeover of Wi-Fi specialist connectBlue in a move aimed at bolstering its short-range Internet of Things (IoT) strategy.
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M2M SN takes managed services from TrueNet, Edge
M2M Spectrum Networks (M2M SN) says TrueNet Communications and Edge Communications will provide turnkey managed network services for its soon-to-be-launched US network.
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EU wants to know if Dixons, Carphone deal will push up tablet prices
(Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators are asking British retailers whether the 3.8-billion-pound ($6.40 billion) merger of mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail will push up the prices of mobile phones and tablets.
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M2M module sales to generate $2.9 billion in 2018: Infonetics
The global market for M2M modules is set to double in value between now and 2018, to around $2.9 billion, according to new data from Infonetics Research.
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Broadcom launches system-on-a-chip for IoT apps
Semiconductor specialist Broadcom has launched a new Bluetooth-enabled system-on-a-chip designed to support emerging Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
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Smart devices fuelling interest in home automation: ABI
Smart-home devices such as Nest’s smart thermostats are bringing simple-to-install, smart-home DIY to a far wider audience, which in turn will help to fuel the increase in shipments of smart-home products between now and 2019, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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GM, AT&T to launch 4G vehicles next month
GM says it will next month launch a new range of vehicles capable of connecting to the internet over the 4G network of AT&T.
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Ericsson to support Telefonica smart city rollout in Brazil
Brazilian operator Telefonica Vivo has teamed up with network equipment supplier Ericsson on a smart city in Sao Paolo.
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BlackBerry aims to be major M2M player in five years: Economic Times
BlackBerry chief executive John Chen expects the device maker to be a major force in the M2M industry in the next five years.
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IBM looks to ease IoT app requirements with open cloud
IBM recently announced that it was greatly expanding its BlueMix PaaS offering to help developers use cloud services, and now the company says that it has added capabilities that could benefit companies looking to deploy IoT/M2M solutions.
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Dixons, Carphone Warehouse plot $5.88 billon merger to address IoT
UK retailers Dixons and Carphone Warehouse are poised to announce plans for a £3.5 billion ($5.88 billion) merger aimed at addressing new opportunities in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) space.
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Aeris offers support service to take pain out of M2M
M2M operator Aeris Communications has begun offering a new support service for companies looking to take advantage of M2M technologies.
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Google Glass goes back on sale in US but still in beta
(Reuters) - Anyone in the United States with $1,500 can now buy Google Inc's still-in-beta Google Glass, the Internet company said on a blogpost on Tuesday.
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