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M2M and Connected Devices

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Latest Headlines

Microsoft reportedly planning to launch heart rate-tracking smart watch this year

According to a report in  Forbes, Microsoft  in the next few weeks will launch a smart watch that will be able to track users' heart rates and will be able to work with Windows Phone devices as well as Android and iOS devices. Importantly, the smart watch will reportedly have more than two days of battery life.

Multitasking during TV viewing takes steep uptick, TiVo says

U.S. TV viewers are increasingly less engaged, choosing more and more to do things that have nothing to do with TV simultaneously as they watch programming.

Fujitsu develops lower-cost millimeter-wave radar for automobiles

The connected car may be getting smarter at a lower cost thanks to R&D coming out of Japan's Fujitsu Laboratories that could help cars better detect objects and people around them.

OnStar owner General Motors sides with wireless carriers in net neutrality battle with FCC

The wireless industry earned a major supporter in its net neutrality battle with the FCC as OnStar owner General Motors issued a strong appeal for looser open Internet rules for wireless operators.

Qualcomm to buy Bluetooth chip specialist CSR for $2.5B in IoT, connected car move

Qualcomm said it agreed to buy British Bluetooth chipset specialist CSR for £1.56 billion ($2.49 billion), giving it a leg up in the connect car and Internet of Things markets, which are set to grow substantially.

Samsung claims Wi-Fi speed breakthrough of 4.6 Gbps using 60 GHz WiGig standard

Samsung Electronics said it has developed Wi-Fi technology using the 60 GHz WiGig standard that can transmit data at 4.6 Gbps. That is around five times faster than existing peak 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds of around 866 Mbps.

Verizon teams with GE and Predix platform to connect Internet-enabled industrial machines

Verizon Communications is teaming up with General Electric to provide connectivity for GE's software-enabled industrial machines and devices. The partnership comes exactly a year after GE and AT&T struck a similar arrangement.

Microsoft's Nadella: Windows 10 will boost our position in Internet of Things market

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella needs to convince enterprises to adopt the software giant's forthcoming Windows 10 release, but he's also making another pitch for the software update: it will help Microsoft integrate more tightly with the Internet of Things.

French start-up seeks funding for global Internet of Things network

French technology startup Sigfox is making the rounds in an attempt to raise funds to expand its dedicated network for the Internet of Things, according to the  Financial Times.

Coca-Cola, BT test Wi-Fi vending machines in South Africa

Coca-Cola is once again out front on the mobile marketing scene. The company, along with British Telecom, is testing Wi-Fi-enabled vending machines in two communities in South Africa.