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Bird Spreads Its Wings and Acquires Circ

Circ has 3 million registered users over the 40+ countries it operated in, which will add to the large user base that Bird already has.

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Despite Continuing Rumors of This Segment’s Demise, This Legacy Market Continues to Resist GaN’s Intrusion

Vacuum Electron Devices (VEDs), also known as electron tubes, represent one of electronics’ early legacy markets. They have been around for well over 100 years and their basic operation is still the same.

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HTC Unveils the Modularity Behind its VIVE Cosmos Series of HMDs

The three new versions, along with the original HMD, share the same display (2880 x 1700) and base HMD unit, leaving most of the changes to occur in the faceplate.

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OSPT Alliance and Calypso Networks Association: Convergence with an Aim to Drive Global Adoption of Open Ticketing Standards

As the founding principles and aligned value sets of the two organizations have continued to mirror one another, the decision was made to join forces to promote the advantages of open standards to PTOs and offer a unified solution adaptable to any requirement.

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Powering IoT Data Management Through Open Source: A Take from Major Cloud Players

The enterprises’ drive for digitalization and a rapid move to the cloud platform has intensified the focus on data-centric solutions. Putting the Internet of Things (IoT) into perspective, the age of the hardware-centric approach is passing, and therefore, more market opportunities for software and data-enabled IoT applications are opening up.

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What CHIP Says About the Future of Smart Home

In late December 2019, Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance announced the Connected Home over Internet Protocol (CHIP) project, establishing a new working group to develop a new application layer smart home specification.

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Kateryna Dubrova
Kateryna Dubrova
Research Analyst

IoT Partner Program Parents Are Building Up Their IoT Stacks

In its recent analysis ranking 605 companies on their IoT service capabilities and partner programs, ABI Research finds that partner programs are increasingly turning to system integrators and professional services providers, enabling vendors to leverage full scale end-to-end IoT solutions.

The data also shows that an increasing number of analytics vendors are providing professional services for advanced analytics to partner program parents, such as AWS, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Intel, Kepware, and Microsoft. This indicates a departure from data discovery and a move to data utilization in the IoT ecosystem,” says Kateryna Dubrova, Research Analyst.

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Don Alusha
Don Alusha
Senior Analyst

5G in Manufacturing Will Reach US$10.8 Billion by 2030

5G and edge computing constitute a technological leap that heralds a significant transformation of business models for all industries, including manufacturing and associated Industry 4.0 verticals. The market for 5G cellular connections in manufacturing is expected to reach US$10.8 billion by 2030, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 187%, finds ABI Research.

But, to capture the value at stake, ecosystem stakeholders will first need to evaluate how to measure the impact of 5G and edge deployments,” says Don Alusha, Senior Analyst.

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Citations

Dirty money: The case against using cash during the coronavirus outbreak

CNN Business

China is already well into becoming a cashless society despite the outbreak. QR code payment platforms, including WeChat and AliPay, have also proven successful and mobile and contactless payment solution providers are expanding into other markets, including mass transit, said Phil Sealy, a digital security research director at ABI Research.

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How 5G promises to revolutionize farming

Fortune

Over the next several years, superfast 5G mobile networks promise to shake up a variety of industries, particularly those on the cutting edge, including technology and automotive. But 5G, the wireless successor to today's 4G, may also revolutionize the farming industry, which has long been slow to adopt new innovations.

Wireless sensors connected through 5G could monitor field conditions and detect when crops need watering, pesticides, or fertilizer, experts say. It could also help with tracking livestock and guiding agricultural drones and self-driving tractors.

"5G has the potential to have a transformative effect on the global economy through a number of different verticals, and farming certainly is one of the most prominent ones to consider," says ABI Research analyst Leo Gergs.

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