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The 5 Fastest-Growing Internet of Things Startups

By | May 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

Put the word “smart” in front of something and it becomes an Internet of things device – a smart thermostat like Nest, a smart watch like Apple’s, or the smart fridge we’ve all been dreaming of. These devices connect to the Internet and can…

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Withings Unveils Two New Products with Help of Penn Jillette

By | Jan 6, 2016 at 10:06 am

There are a lot of companies out there in the world of wearables, Internet of Things, fitness tracking, and quantified self, but few are creating products that are as accurate, easy to use, and visually elegant as Withings. The devices put out by Withings have…

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Cybersecurity Industry to More Than Double by 2020

By | Jan 4, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Cybersecurity is a field that is constantly evolving as new threats appear and criminals become more sophisticated. Every state has laws to help protect citizens from cyber attacks with California currently having the toughest laws in place. Likewise, pretty much every state has government agencies as well…

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Are We Overstating the Threats from Mobile Devices?

By | May 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

With all the benefits that are tied to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies — greater productivity, higher job satisfaction, etc. — many may still wonder why some companies don’t wish to pursue it. After all, BYOD could end up saving businesses money in…

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MODE Inc. Launches Cloud Platform for The Internet of Things

By | May 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

MODE, Inc., today announced the official launch of MODE, a platform designed to help developers and emerging brands delivering Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. In addition, the company secured $775,000 in seed funding, led by Metamorphic Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and several angel…

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4 Predictions for the Internet of Things in 2016

By | Dec 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

With 2015 drawing to a close, we can look back and see significant strides that connected technology has made. After all, most people can now be seen sporting fitness trackers, right? As 2016 draws near, I predict that there will be even greater changes…

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Smart Home Tools for a Smarter Office

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Smart home gadgets and apps are all the rage with homeowners and rental managers right now. They are being hailed for their convenience and environmentally-friendly nature, and rightfully so. Interestingly, smart home gadgets aren’t just for residential spaces – they have countless benefits in office…

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3 Steps the Smart Home Industry Needs to Take Before Going Mainstream

By | Dec 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

IoT technology is steadily penetrating into our lives and our homes in particular. With the recent launch of the HomeKit by Apple and Google’s $3 billion acquisition of Nest, the smart home industry is definitely experiencing a major acceleration. While some investors consider the…

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Making the Internet of Things Work In the Real World

By | Dec 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to take over the world. By 2020, over 30 billion devices should be connected to the internet, with new creations such as self-driving cars, smart light bulbs, and smart jackets making it possible for us to live…

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Development Challenges for the Internet of Things

By | Nov 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In the coming days, the acronym “IoT” will become as extensively used as the word Wi-Fi is today. IoT is expected to achieve mass market adoption sooner than later, and that is for a good reason. IoT will bring a wide array of possibilities…

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Are Big Data and IoT the Same?

By | Nov 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Both Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are technologies that have something to do with more intelligent systems, but how similar or different are they? For starters, let’s understand IoT. It is basically about making our products smarter and contextually aware. With…

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Yes, Real World Market Verticals Use Beacon Technology

By | Nov 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Beacons like the Apple iBeacon have transformed how we navigate ourselves in public or indoor areas, and how we make our shopping experience faster, better and less cumbersome. There’s always the question of who actually uses this technology. Rest easy because there are a…

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Different Technologies Making Up Today’s Smart Home

By | Nov 22, 2015 at 7:14 pm

“Smart technologies” are getting more functional and cheaper and, as a result, ore popular these days. Smart phones, smart glasses, smart watches, smart bracelets and even smart clothes have appeared on the shelves of hi-tech stores in the last couple of years. Soon: smart…

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Indoor Farming Offers Tech Investment Opportunities for the Future

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Following an exciting two days of panels, exhibitions, and community events, the 3rd annual Indoor Agriculture Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada showcased a number of gaps and opportunities related to investor relations between AgTech startups and VCs. A whitepaper released during the conference, the…

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For Startup Success, Tap Into the Baby Boomer Market

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

We all know that Millennials are essentially taking over the world. With numbers expected to reach 75.3 million this year, Millennials will surpass the projected number of Baby Boomers in 2015 (74.9 million). An aging population whose numbers are expected to hit 65 million…

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5 Predictions for the Internet of Things

By | Nov 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The Internet of Things is here to stay, and with ever-growing predictions about the number of items that will be connected in the next decade, analysts are looking to figure out how IoT is going to change mankind’s future. After looking at the information…

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The 10 Fastest-Growing Startup Industries in 2014

By | Apr 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Cloud is old news, right? Think again – cloud computing topped Mattermark‘s list of the fastest-growing startup industries in 2014, far ahead of the pack. Mattermark measures industry growth by looking at the growth of individual startups, taking into account monthly unique website visitors, weekly…