Things Archive

21 Aug 2014

Estimote launches a Bluetooth Beacon sticker to add context to the internet of things

Beacon provider Estimote is getting deeper into the context business with Bluetooth-enabled stickers called Nearables that will let your smartphone know more about it’s environment and enable developers to build powerful new experiences. Estimote launches a Bluetooth
16 Aug 2014

Seven things I think are worth reading this weekend

Here are some articles I came across this week that I think are worth your time, including an optimistic piece about the future of email, a profile of the real brains behind Bitcoin and a look at
12 Aug 2014

Yo wants to connect the internet of things, but that’s easier said than done

Yo wants to be far more than a notification hub. Like IFTTT and larger platforms its trying to become the connective tissue between the web and the real world. Yo wants to connect the internet of things,
31 Jul 2014

Internet of Things: Envisioning an Even More Interconnected World

While we’re not exactly living in the times of Marty McFly or George Jetson, our world is quickly becoming smarter and more interconnected, thanks to the rapidly growing Internet of Things sector.  Internet of Things, or IoT,
24 Jul 2014

PTC to buy Axeda its second acquisition for the industrial internet of things

PTC, a supply chain management software company has become a surprise buyer of industrial internet companies. Today it said it would buy Axeda in a deal valued at $ 170 million. PTC to buy Axeda its second
22 Jul 2014

Octoblu launches to make Skynet internet of things tools professional grade

Two former Bechtel executives have build code that links devices across protocols and platforms to let them communicate. They want to turn that code into a real business. Octoblu launches to make Skynet internet of things tools
8 Jul 2014

Intel, Samsung and others create new Qualcomm-free internet of things consortium

Like grains of sand on a beach, there are a seemingly infinite number of standards and protocols applicable to the internet of things. So I’m not sure if it matters that Intel, Samsung, Broadcom, Atmel and Wind
15 Jun 2014

Seven things I came across this week that are worth reading

Inspired by my friend Om’s regular series of “Seven stories to read this weekend” posts, I thought I would collect some of the pieces of writing that have impressed me and/or made me think this week, in
2 Jun 2014

Crate pitches its zero-admin data store for the internet of things and other high-concurrency sectors

Jodok Batlogg used to be the chief technology officer for StudiVZ, Germany’s big Facebook clone of the late 2000s. It was there that the Austrian discovered the joys of scaling, and where the seeds of his current
21 May 2014

Whistle straps its connected dog collar onto Sigfox’s new internet of things network

Quantified canine startup Whistle Labs is launching a new device that won’t just track your dog’s daily activity, but also its location. But unlike Tagg and other companies selling GPS dog tracking collars, Whistle is tapping into